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Thursday June 8th

North Carolina Politics

NC Senate modifies budget proposal

Universities would now face a cut of 12 percent or $347 million if funding reductions in the Senate budget were adopted in the bill’s final version, maintaining a $37.9 million reduction for the system’s need-based financial aid program.

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Smart Start, More at Four face major cuts

Two early childhood development programs that are used in Orange County could face cuts up to 20 percent if the N.C. House of Representatives budget is passed. The house budget proposal designed to counter a budget shortfall of at least $2.4 billion could result in major cuts for schools, including a 20 percent cut for both Smart Start and More at Four Pre-Kindergarten.

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UNC Young Democrats lobby legislators in Raleigh against cuts in education

In the wake of a proposed budget cut totaling $483 million in state funding for the UNC system, students are taking action.Four members of UNC Young Democrats travelled to Raleigh Wednesday to persuade legislators against the large cuts to higher education. These four students are part of a group of lobbyers from the UNC organization that will be meeting with legislators in the N.C. General Assembly this week.

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	The N.C. House appropriations subcommittee on education released a budget proposal Tuesday, reducing the University system’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year by $483 million. The system has lost more than $600  million in state funding in the last four years. Last year’s $128.4 million cut was offset by a supplemental tuition increase, making the final reduction $43.2 million. Legislators will vote on the final cut for the system this summer.

House calls for 17.4 percent cut

It might have not been as high as 30 percent, but it was enough to scare UNC-system administrators. The N.C. House appropriations subcommittee on education released its proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, calling for a 17.4 percent cut, $483 million in state funding for the UNC system.

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Proposed budget may decrease Governor’s School funding

Some high school students might have to change their summer plans if a proposed budget is passed by the N.C. General Assembly. The proposal of the N.C. House appropriations subcommittee on education — released Tuesday — includes eliminating state funding for the N.C. Governor’s School program and charging tuition to offset the loss in funding.

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