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North Carolina Overrides Veto for $15 Minimum Wage for State Employees

North Carolina became the first state to adopt a $15 minimum wage for state employees after lawmakers approved the budget on Tuesday, June 12th. As a result, 9,000 North Carolina workers will receive a raise that increases their salary to $31,200 a year. However, while employees at state agencies and the University of North Carolina System will receive an increase, the raise does not include public school, community college employees […]

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Election Recap: June 12 Gubernatorial Primaries

By Peter Brath and Danny Restivo Five states held primaries on Tuesday, with Republicans and Democrats in Nevada, Maine and South Carolina choosing their party’s respective nominee for governor.   South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will face former Marine and businessman John Warren in a runoff on June 26 after neither GOP gubernatorial candidate won the majority. McMaster received 42.4 percent of the vote, while Warren received 27.7 percent. Lawyer […]

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Legislative Update: Four Corners Region

Arizona Legislative Highlights for Education in Arizona Amid talks of teacher raises dominating the news from this year’s legislative session, the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, and the state’s various vocational school will realize an increase in funding from the 2018 session.  Additionally, $1 million was allocated for a new initiative to instruct teachers in coding, which will then, in turn, be taught to students. Trump Appointee Takes […]

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Gubernatorial Primary Recap—AL, CA, IA, NM, & SD

By Peter Brath and Danny Restivo Eight states held primaries on Tuesday, June 5th, while five had races that decided gubernatorial candidates for the general election in November. Meanwhile, New Jersey had primary races for one senate seat and all 12 congressional districts. California Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican businessman John Cox will face each other in the California gubernatorial election in November after taking the top two […]

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