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Judge Ready To Issue Extraordinary N.C. School Spending Order


Last updated 11/9/2021 at 5:22pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Approaching a potential constitutional confrontation, Democratic legislators and some lawyers say there's little choice left but for a North Carolina judge this week to take the extraordinary step of ordering $1.7 billion be spent on addressing inequities in public education.

Superior Court Judge David Lee scheduled a Wednesday hearing in which he could direct state government to move money from its flush accounts — without General Assembly approval — to agencies that would carry out two years of a remedial spending plan he endorsed. Republicans controlling the le...

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