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Statement on Legislative Inaction on Class Size Mandate and Emerging Contaminants


After Senate Republicans adjourned this afternoon’s special session, the General Assembly missed yet another opportunity to address the unfunded class-size mandate causing budget crunches in schools or provide the resources DEQ and DHHS have requested to combat emerging contaminants statewide. Governor Cooper’s spokesman, Ford Porter, offered the following statement:
“Today, legislative Republicans walked out on students, teachers and families concerned about overcrowded classrooms and safe drinking water. When legislators return home today, North Carolinians in their communities should demand they take action to fund our schools and protect our air and drinking water. These issues should have been addressed months ago and North Carolina families are waiting for action.”


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