Tag:Cobey

  • Atkinson Faces Tough Questioning About Funding Shift

    State Sen. Chad Barefoot, R-Wake, grilled state Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson Tuesday on whether the state Department of Public Instruction violated legislative intent and budget requirements on a $2.5 million budget cut. The exchange occurred during a meeting of the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee one day…

  • Berger ‘Alarmed’ At Shift of Education Funding

    State Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said he is “alarmed” that the state Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education agreed, possibly in violation of state open meetings laws and legislative requirements, to shift funds intended to help children learn to read into maintaining what he calls a…

  • The GOP Governor Field Expands

    North Carolina Republican party chairman Bill Cobey has announced his resignation and an impending bid for governor. Given that, until recently, he was the party's leading candidate-recruiter, what led Cobey to this decision?…