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Your Soapbox — The Tax Shift: North Carolinians speak about tax changes and what that means for their quality of life

The Tax Shift: North Carolinians speak about tax changes and what that means for their quality of life State legislative leaders said tax plan changes were supposed to help most North Carolinians, while groups like the N.C. Budget ...
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Your Soapbox — On the Chopping Block: Elderly and disabled speak up about state budget cuts putting lives at risk

Legislative leaders with the state Senate proposed massive cuts last week to the state's Medicaid and other health and human services programs that serve the poor, disabled and elderly. The cuts include eliminating Medicaid coverage for nearly 12,000 elderly blind or disabled people and a $1 million reduction to a popular program that delivers meals and provides in-home health services to the elderly. ...
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Your Soapbox — On the front lines: Educators’ stories inside and outside the classroom

Thanks to the General Assembly, teachers have watched North Carolina fall from 25th to 46th in the nation in teacher pay since 2008. In July, lawmakers stripped teachers of tenure and salary supplements for those who have obtained ...
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