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North Carolina K-12 schools paid out $10,275 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in North Carolina spent $10,275 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 10th lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

14.1% of North Carolina residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

North Carolina residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 14.1 percent of the state’s population, the ninth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Burr among U.S. lawmakers trying to modernize health care data privacy laws

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) was first enacted, millions of Americans were assured that their health histories would remain safe and confidential in the right hands. With the rise of smartphones, electronic tablets and smartwatches, however, that assurance may no longer be guaranteed.

Allen Poindexter Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 North Carolina house candidate, Allen Poindexter (district 90), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

North Carolina offers 96 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in North Carolina number 96, the 11th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

North Carolina schools get 32% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Thirty-two percent of North Carolina public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 12th lowest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in North Carolina reach $9.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in North Carolina amount to $9.1 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 10th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in North Carolina averaged $51,231

Teachers’ salaries in North Carolina averaged $51,231 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 34th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in North Carolina reach $6.7 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in North Carolina amount to $6.7 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 11th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

North Carolina’s public pensions are 61.4 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to North Carolina’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 61.4 percent of the total, the 12th lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in North Carolina reach $26.9 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in North Carolina amount to $26.9 billion, the 11th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Greenville’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in North Dakota

The Greenville metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in North Dakota, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

North Carolina earns grade of C+ for manufacturing health

North Carolina received a grade of C+ on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Camden County’s $3,829-per-month cost of living is the highest in North Dakota

Residents of Camden County need to make $3,829 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in North Dakota.

North Carolina’s public pensions are 59.6% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to North Carolina’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 59.6 percent of the total, the 13th lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

North Carolina disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in North Carolina is $26,164, study finds

College graduates in North Carolina have an average debt burden of $26,164, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

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