Daily Political Briefing: Furlough Fat First
May 4, 2008
May 4, 2009
Paycut Protest – Save Our Schools on Saturday, May 16 at High Noon
The Paycut Protest begins on Saturday, May 16 on the grounds of NCAE Headquarters in Raleigh. Food, speeches, and music with a concluding 1 p.m. motorcade circling the North Carolina General Assembly and the Governor’s Mansion. NCAE is creating a special website for the event that will be up in a couple of days. More to come…
Trim the Fat Before Trimming Educator Pay
While 185,000 public school employees are being furloughed, Maryland resident Ty Lawson and Pennsylvania resident Wayne Ellington get their out-of-state tuition paid for by North Carolina taxpayers. Both players just announced they are quitting UNC to enter the NBA draft. Another $10 million down the drain.
$10 million a Year to Out of State College Athletes
Stop the Giveaway to Athletic Booster Clubs
Chief Justice Parker Requests Judges Take Pay Cut
Many NCAE members inquired about how high up the furlough order went. While the NC Constitution bans any cut in pay to sitting judges, Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker sent a memo to her judicial colleages around the state on Friday asking for them to voluntarily participate in the Governor’s furlough program.
Political Columnist Rob Christensen Sympathizes with Educators - He’s Furloughed, Too
Rob Christensen is a veteran political reporter, author and authority on all things NC politics. He’s also written extensively about public schools funding historical funding battles compared to higher education. He begins his weeklong furlough today from the News & Observer.
"It’s been a bad week for state employees — from the guy holding the slow/stop sign at highway construction sites, to the woman who teaches Shakespeare at your local college, to the guard manning the prison tower…" To read the rest of Rob’s column, click here or visit the www.newsobserver.com.
Educator Wednesday is Increasingly Important
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can make this week’s Educator Wednesday on May 6. Legislators need to hear from constituents on the furlough plan, budget decisions and pending legislation. Be at NCAE headquarters by 9:30!
Commerce Committee Tuesday: Restore Local Control on School Calendar
School Start Should Be According to Community Needs
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State Health Plan: Read the Fine Print
The State Health Plan annual enrollment for all agencies using the paper enrollment process is currently underway. The annual enrollment kits are now available on the State Health PlanWeb site at www.shpnc.org/hbr_annual-enrollment.html. To read this entire memo, click here.
The State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees (the "Plan") will conduct an audit of all dependents covered under the Plan during the 2009 benefit year. Dependent coverage is an important part of your benefits package. The Plan wants to ensure that only eligible dependents are provided coverage under your benefits program. To read this entire memo from the State Health Plan, click here.
Brian Lewis, Lobbyist/Government Relations Specialist
North Carolina Association of Educators
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