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Environment NC launches new program to “get the lead out” of school drinking water

New toolkit gives North Carolina parents know-how to “Get the Lead Out” of school drinking water With “back to school” in full swing this week, Environment North Carolina is releasing a new free toolkit to help parents, teachers and administrators "Get the Lead Out" of school drinking water.

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PW special report: News and commentary on surprise NC House veto override vote

[Editor's note: In an extraordinary move unprecedented in modern state history, a narrow quorum of the membership of the state House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Cooper's veto of the state budget bill early this morning. Throughout the day, Policy Watch has been providing up-to-the-minute news coverage and commentary on the day's events, which are summarized below.]

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“Must read” report: NC’s increasingly inequitable economy

The North Carolina Justice Center released its annual State of Working North Carolina report yesterday. The report, which is entitled “Equity in Employment,” highlights several important and underreported truths about the North Carolina economy. These include: Things aren’t nearly as healthy as official unemployment statistics...

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Must read: The N.C. Racial Justice Act and why it still matters in the fight to end the death penalty

Editor's note: On August 26th and 27th, the North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in six death penalty cases involving the Racial Justice Act -- a law enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Beverly Perdue in 2009 and later repealed after Republicans took control of the legislature and the Governor's mansion in 2013. The following review of the law and its history...

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New report: Expanding Medicaid would bring NC massive economic and employment gains

A new report released this morning finds that expanding Medicaid in North Carolina would create more than 37,000 new jobs and insure approximately 365,000 more people. The report was prepared by researchers at The George Washington University with funding from Cone Health Foundation and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. In addition to the new jobs created and the hundreds of thousands of uninsured residents gaining coverage, the researchers estimate...

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New report: NC is not doing right by working people with disabilities

People with disabilities need full and inclusive access to meaningful employment opportunities. Many North Carolinians with disabilities are being left out of the economic mainstream. State policies continue to subject many people with disabilities to unfair wages, isolation, and limited work expectations and options. Employment services also continue to fail people with disabilities who aspire to obtain meaningful employment.

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