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2016 Legislative Wrap-Up: Education Budget and Bills

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2016 Legislative Wrap-Up: Education Budget and Bills

This article was contributed by Jennifer Mahan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at ASNC. It is the second of three parts wrapping up the NC General Assembly‚Äôs 2016 short session. Teacher and school staff raises, education programs and supplies: The budget adjustments bill adds $240 million for teacher and school staff raises, plus an…

Wrapping Up the 2015 Legislative Session

This article was contributed by Jennifer Mahan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at ASNC. The NC General Assembly recently concluded an eight-month legislative session,¬†the longest on record for the past 14 years. During the long session, ASNC continued to advocate for our legislative priorities, including access to high quality services and supports, better education…

A Closer Look at North Carolina’s 2015-17 Budget

This article was contributed by Jennifer Mahan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at ASNC. The new state budget for budget years 2015-17, which began on July 1, 2015, sits at $21.7 billion. It includes several important policy initiatives for people with disabilities, but it also makes changes that could keep people with autism, intellectual…

Legislative Wrap-up 2014: Education Policy

This article is the last of several wrapping up the 2014 legislative session.¬† The Autism Society of North Carolina’s focus on education continued to highlight improving education for children with disabilities in public schools while also offering options to parents who need to find different academic settings. Public Education: Per-student funding was not changed for…

Public Policy Update: Education Tax Credit Becomes Scholarship Program

This is the final year that families with children with disabilities who moved their children into private or home schools after July of 2010 can claim the North Carolina education tax credit. ¬†Starting in the spring of 2014, North Carolina will offer a scholarship program¬†for children with disabilities who leave public school and enter private…

Public Policy Update: Education Funding and Legislation

This legislative session, the Autism Society of North Carolina‚Äôs focus on education continued to highlight improving education for children with disabilities in public schools while also offering options to parents who need to find different academic settings. EDUCATION FUNDING Overall, the two-year budget makes cuts to education, including public education, community colleges and the university…

A closer look at the NC budget and its impact on the autism community

Every two years, the NC General Assembly passes legislation that sets a budget for the state over a two-year period, this year from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015. When the General Assembly returns in May 2014, legislators will make some adjustments to the budget, but they will not redo the entire bill. The…

NC legislature wraps up session

The General Assembly‚Äôs 2013 long session has come to a close. The House and Senate adjourned on Friday, July 26, and will not return to Raleigh ‚Äď unless there is a veto ‚Äď until the start of the short session on May 14, 2014. As a rule, legislation that passed just one of the two…

Update and Alert: Children w/ Disabilities Education Tax Credit and Scholarship Program

Note: an hour after this blog was posted we got word that Senate Finance scheduled an additional meeting Wednesday July 17 at 1 PM and has put H269 on the calendar! ¬†We are looking forward to the committee discussion and a favorable vote. ¬†Feel free to let your own Senator know your support for the…