Archive for February, 2005

Governor Easley\’s Budget

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Governor Mike Easley released his budget proposal for the next fiscal year. The 16 point 9 billion dollar package includes 200 million less for state operations – but almost 700 million in new spending – and some new taxes to help pay for it. WUNC’s Laura Leslie reports.

North Carolinians on Social Security

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Two Democratic members of North Carolina’s Congressional delegation were greeted by an overflow crowd when they held a forum on Social Security at Meredith College in Raleigh. WUNC’s Nancy Marshall Genzer file two reports on the gathering that was a destination for Republican Party activists.

Struggling NC Workers

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

A new report puts a face and a voice behind numbers showing workers who\’ve struggled since the decline in manufacturing jobs across the state. The report is called “Not Making It in North Carolina.” The North Carolina Alliance for Economic Justice is handing out the report to legislators this week in hopes of securing more money to help the working poor. WUNC’s Leoneda Inge reports.

2005 State of the State

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Governor Mike Easley delivered his third State of the State address last night in Raleigh. He primarily talked about education – and about some controversial ways to pay for it. WUNC’s Laura Leslie reports.

Foreign Teachers in NC

Monday, February 21st, 2005

It’s hard to find enough qualified teachers to fill the classrooms in rural areas of North Carolina. That’s in part why local officials are turning to foreign teachers to help meet their needs. This year, almost 1,100 international teachers were placed in the state’s schools. WUNC’s Jessica Jones profiled Sarah Bird. She’s from England and is teaching in Selma, North Carolina.