State Politics

Gas tax ‘cut’ will boost NC DOT revenues by $400 million

House and Senate leaders announced a deal Thursday that will gradually cut a few pennies off the state gas and diesel fuel tax over the next two years – starting next week – and cancel a much more substantial cut that would have cost the state Department of Transportation hundreds of jobs and more than $400 million in revenues.


NC bills would delay start of tougher school grading scale

Bills filed Wednesday with the support of influential state lawmakers would delay for two years tougher standards that could result in most of North Carolina’s public schools getting D or F performance grades. Senate Bill 450 and House Bill 358 would keep in place through the 2015-16 school year the use of a 15-point scale for evaluating how schools performed under the A-F grading system.

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