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Ferry funding from General Assembly needs a push

By Peter Vankevich

Hyde County Commissioner Benjamin Simmons III (Fairfield Township) said at the Feb. 1 commissioners meeting that if the General Assembly convening April 25 does not succeed in getting ferry replacement funding into the general transportation budget, a toll on the Hatteras ferry is likely. 496 more words


March Advocacy Tip: Legislative & Candidate Forums

As we mentioned in a recent post here as well as in WASB Executive Director John Ashley’s latest School News column, now is an excellent opportunity for you to partner with neighboring districts to hold a legislative forum or candidate forum in your area. 782 more words

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Vos Compromise Amendment Approved by Assembly

As expected, shortly before midnight the Assembly added Speaker Robin Vos’ new voucher funding formula (see previous post) as an amendment to Senate Bill 615… 197 more words

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CPR Mandate, School Mental Health Bills Head to Governor

Assembly Bill 545 relating to requiring lifesaving skills instruction for pupils was approved by both houses of the legislature on Tuesday, February 16.

This bill, authored by Representative  168 more words

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Assembly to Vote on Several Education Bills This Week Before Adjourning

The state Assembly plans to meet on Tuesday and Thursday this week and then adjourn for the session. The Senate plans to continue meeting until the middle of March. 801 more words

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Senate & Assembly Had a Busy Week

With the end of the session looming, both houses had packed floor calendars this week that included several pieces of K-12 legislation.  This post examines bills that were passed on Tuesday, Feb. 615 more words

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Kuching, Malaysia: Rainy Day Wandering

So, it rained today. This is not shocking. It has rained at least once a day almost every day that I’ve been in Malaysia. It is rainy season after all…But this shouldn’t be a deterrent to visitors. 884 more words

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