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Estimates in mid-September indicated that 43 percent of Republican candidate Elizabeth Dole's individual contributions came from donors outside North Carolina, according to the online campaign finance database Political Money Line. Thirty-three percent of Bowles' individual contributions are from outside the state.
In the final tally, Kinnaird came out on top in the highly contested race for the Democratic nomination in N.C. Senate District 23.
Danny Lineberry, spokesman for House Speaker Jim Black, D-Mecklenburg, said Black is exploring the possibility of asking voters to remove the whole-county provision from the state constitution.
"Vote, vote vote," he said. "If you don't vote for me, then for God's sake vote for somebody."
In January, the UNC-system Board of Governors approved a proposal asking system schools to develop collaborative five-year tuition plans. The BOG asked schools to have plans ready by the October board meeting.
"Our supply budget was drained," said David Lowery, chairman of the political science department in 1991. "We had to charge students 25 cents for their finals. We didn't have pens and paper."
The survey reports that public and private universities received $24.2 billion in private donations in the 2000-01 fiscal year, the largest reported figure in the council's history and a 4.3 percent increase from the previous year.
Easley has asked most state agencies to prepare for cuts of up to 11 percent for the 2002-03 fiscal year, which starts July 1.
On Wednesday the UNC-system Board of Governors passed an 8 percent systemwide tuition increase for in-state students, a total of $186 for UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates, and a 12 percent increase for out-of-state students, an increase of $1,478 for UNC-CH undergraduates.
All 16 UNC-system schools recently submitted student fee increase proposals, in addition to campus-initiated tuition increase requests, to the UNC-system Board of Governors.
The N.C. Legislative Tuition Grant program allots $1,800 to every state resident attending one of the state's 36 private colleges, and the State Contractual Scholarship Fund gives colleges $1,100 for every full-time state resident enrolled at these schools.
Thirty states, including North Carolina, have recently announced cuts to reduce their budget deficits. Another nine are considering budget cuts before the end of the fiscal year.
State officials and political pundits said the U.S. Department of Justice's approval Monday of North Carolina's legislative redistricting plans will have no official impact on the ongoing Republican lawsuit against the Democratic party.
Some BOG members and student leaders have criticized the UNC system's tuition policy, which allows campus-initiated requests in "emergency" situations, for being too vague.
The advisory council submitted its recommendations Dec. 20 to the governor and the N.C. Redevelopment Center -- the state organization in charge of disaster relief.
Twelve other UNC-system schools have now formulated plans for campus-based tuition increases. East Carolina University is the first system school to approve a tuition increase after UNC-CH. ECU's BOT passed a $400 increase Thursday at a special meeting, and the UNC-Charlotte BOT also is slated to vote on an increase identical to UNC-CH's.
According to N.C. law, students can legally drop out when they turn 16. In the 2000-01 school year, 21,368 students statewide dropped out of high school, down 6 percent from the previous year.
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Recent discussion of a tuition increase at UNC-W follows Chancellor James Leutze's vocal support for a substantial tuition increase at a campus BOT meeting in November.
The legislature convened its most recent session Jan. 24 and remained in session for 317 days. Each chamber has met for more than 170 days.