Leandro plaintiffs ask N.C. Supreme Court to restore court-ordered money transfer

Plaintiffs in the long-running Leandro education funding lawsuit argue that a Superior Court judge was wrong to strike down his predecessor’s order transferring money out of the state treasury. A brief filed Friday asks the N.C. Supreme Court to strike down that portion of a $785 million order from Judge Michael Robinson.

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Senator presses controller nominee to fight Leandro court order

A state senator tried without success Wednesday to get Gov. Roy Cooper’s nominee for state controller to answer “yes” or “no” on three questions. Each stemmed from the same query: Would he go along with a court order to transfer money out of the state treasury in the Leandro school-funding legal dispute?

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N.C. Senate Democrats unveil a plan for families with legislation that includes picking up where Build Back Better left off

North Carolina Senate Democrats held a press conference Wednesday, June 15 to announce their “North Carolina Families Plan.” Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, Wake, said the plan was based on different pieces of legislation and the budget proposals laid out by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

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