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Garner ponders payment
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Garner ponders payment

BY Lorenzo Perez, Anne Blythe

The education task force that Garner Mayor Sam Bridges assembled with Cary Mayor Glen Lang picked a consultant Thursday night. Garner's aldermen still haven't decided, however, whether they want to help pay the consultant's $ 60,000 fee. The McKenzie Group, a Washington, D.C. firm, was selected to help craft a reform plan for Wake County Schools' student assignment policies. The elected officials, along with parents' groups, are taking a closer look at the school system's reassignment policies, including student diversity. The Cary Town Council has already agreed to use public money to help pay the consultant's fee, but the same request got a chillier response in Garner. Bridges says he plans on making another pitch to his board at its Jan. 21 meeting. Armed with more specifics about the consultant's plans, Bridges said, he hopes to get a more favorable response. "Mayor Lang and I talked about that briefly last night," Bridges said Friday. "And neither of us want the Town of Cary to have to pay for the consultant on its own. So I'm going to really work as hard as I can to persuade our board." After attending Thursday's task force meeting, Garner alderman Graham Singleton said his position has shifted on using town money for the consultant. "I'm much more open to it now than I was before," he said. NATIONAL NOTORIETY: ABC News crews were in Carrboro the week before Christmas asking a lot of questions of the mayor and several aldermen. The news team was preparing a segment on the federal Patriot Act and the strong stand the seven-member Board of Aldermen took last June. At a time when towns and cities across the country were passing resolutions "urging federal authorities to respect the civil rights of local citizens when fighting terrorism," the Carrboro aldermen went a step further. They directed the town police department to continue to preserve residents' civil rights even if federal law enforcement officers, acting under the Patriot Act, authorized or requested such an infringement. The news crews asked Carrboro officials whether their action was merely a symbolic gesture. "They were just asking: 'Why Carrboro? What is it about this town? Does it really make a difference?'" said Alderman Mark Dorosin. On Dec. 23, several days after the TV news crews were in town, The New York Times published a story about the issue and gave Carrboro a prominent mention. The TV segment has not aired yet. One of the aldermen received an e-mail from a producer saying the news crews had not yet been able to interview Justice Department officials. Stay tuned. POLITICAL TRAIL - RALEIGH MAYOR CHARLES MEEKER will hold his monthly run with constituents at 8 a.m. today at Shelley Lake in Raleigh. - THE WAKE COUNTY CHAPTER OF N.C. CITIZENS FOR A SOUND ECONOMY will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at N.C. State University's McKimmon Center and hear from new Wake County commissioners about plans for the coming year and the county budget.

01/04/2003
Nation Watches Doctor Walkout
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Nation Watches Doctor Walkout

From the Charleston Daily Mail January 3, 2003, Friday Copyright 2003 Charleston Newspapers WHEELING - The operating rooms in the Northern Panhandle may be quiet, but the halls of the hospitals here still are buzzing as the nation turns its attention to the region and the walkout its surgeons are staging.

01/03/2003
Don't Feel Sorry For States
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Don't Feel Sorry For States

This op-ed originally appeared in Investor's Business Daily on January 3, 2003 State budgets have rarely, if ever, been in worse condition than they are today. According to the National Association of State Budget Officers, the total deficit for state budgets nationwide stands at $40 billion in this fiscal year, with another $40 billion shortfall expected for 2003. Such a glaring disparity between revenues and outlays has led legislatures and governors across the nation to retrench and meet for special sessions to address the problem.

01/03/2003
OFF TARGET
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OFF TARGET

BY PEGGY S. BOOSE

I believe the author of the Dec. 16 editorial about Citizens for a Sound Economy is not informed about the focus of the group. CSE is a group of thousands of people all over this nation. It crosses social, economic, political, age and racial lines with the belief that spending needs to be cut instead of taxes being raised. Our method of doing this must be through federal and state legislatures and locally elected officials, since they are the ones raising taxes at an alarming rate. Most people live within a budget. State tax structures should be in accordance with the citizens' level of income. If frugal habits were applied to all government spending, there should be more than enough money to take care of the needs mentioned in the editorial. The problem comes from legislators who spend money for self-serving projects. Working citizens today work approximately from Jan. 1 through June 1 just to pay all the taxes that have been levied. I do not think this is what we elected legislators to do. I am in the accounting industry and see people every day who feel the same way but fear to speak out because they operate a small business or their income is tied to the government. Before you accuse anyone of being a bully, look at yourself. The media is the most feared segment of our society. You have the power to destroy or make people and companies, and the liberty of confidential sources. PEGGY S. BOOSE

01/03/2003
Rowland Isn't Being Tough Enough On Unions
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Rowland Isn't Being Tough Enough On Unions

This op-ed was originally published in the Hartford-Courant on December 19, 2002 When Connecticut's tax receipts were booming, it was easy to ignore the stranglehold that state employee unions have on the state budget process. Now that revenues have fallen dramatically, this is no longer the case. Given the state's $1.5 billion shortfall next fiscal year, the legislature can no longer shirk its responsibility to address out-of-control spending, particularly on government salaries, health care and pensions.

01/02/2003
New force in the fray on state's textbooks
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New force in the fray on state's textbooks

BY Melissa Ludwig

As summer activities chase flagella and mitochondria from the minds of Texas schoolchildren, parents and interest groups are preparing to battle over biology textbooks. Today brings the State Board of Education's first public hearing on the new books, continuing a decades-long battle over how Texas public school children are taught about the science of life on Earth.

01/01/2003
Senate Slices Reconciliation Figure to $350 Billion
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Senate Slices Reconciliation Figure to $350 Billion

BY Warren Rojas

Weeks of Republican budget solidarity began to unravel March 25 as Senate centrists capped the reconciliation growth package at $350 billion and siphoned another $137 billion away from President Bush's $630 billion tax cut permanency allocation.

01/01/2003
Texas Business Lobby Urges Selling Future Earnings on Tobacco Settlement
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Texas Business Lobby Urges Selling Future Earnings on Tobacco Settlement

BY John Moritz

Mar. 16-AUSTIN, Texas-With Texas facing a $9.9 billion budget shortfall, the head of the state's largest business lobby is pushing what he calls a sure-fire way to pay the bills without raising taxes. Sell the future earnings on the state's $17.3 billion settlement with the nation's largest tobacco companies for a lump-sum payment of up to $5 billion, said Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business.

01/01/2003
New force in the fray on state's textbooks
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New force in the fray on state's textbooks

BY Melissa Ludwig

As summer activities chase flagella and mitochondria from the minds of Texas schoolchildren, parents and interest groups are preparing to battle over biology textbooks. Today brings the State Board of Education's first public hearing on the new books, continuing a decades-long battle over how Texas public school children are taught about the science of life on Earth.

01/01/2003
Edwards Campaigns Town Hall Style
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Edwards Campaigns Town Hall Style

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards met friend and foe alike during the second of 12 scheduled town hall style meetings his campaign has planned for New Hampshire voters this summer. More than 200 people attended the two-hour event Tuesday night, which the North Carolina senator said he hopes will give voters a fuller picture of who he is.

01/01/2003

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