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Charter bill sticks to lifting cap, Senate to vote this afternoon

A compromise on charter school legislation means Senate Bill 8 will limit itself to just lifting the 100-school cap in the state and won’t let the public schools dip further into funds held by the traditional school system.

GOP Senate leader Phil Berger Jr. announced this afternoon that the cap with be lifted, and the bill would go forward without trying to create a separate governance system for the schools or allow charters more access to the public schools funding streams.

The Senate is expected to vote on the new version of the bill this afternoon.

For more, check out stories from State Government Radio and the News & Observer. SGR has audio with House Majority Leader Paul Stam and House Minority Leader Joe Hackney as well as a link to the new version of the bill.

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