Cooper: I'll Seek Public School Spending Surge


Last updated 9/29/2021 at 9:13am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Soon entering the critical phase of North Carolina's budget talks, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday he would aim to get Republican lawmakers to fund public education improvements a judge says the state must start implementing.

Addressing a panel he created to help comply with legal rulings in a decades-old school funding case, Cooper said there's no excuse for the state to fail to carry out the multi-year plan Judge David Lee approved, particularly its first two years. The state’s coffers are overflowing with several billion dollars of surplus or unspent rev...

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