Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger has fired back at both suits labeling them as “frivolous” brought by “left-wing interest groups fighting every attempt to improve public education.”
But the issue of education funding is getting more and more attention from local elected officials. Ellis Hankins, the longtime executive director of the NC League of Municipalities, says state funding and the quality of education being offered students is a growing concern for NCLM’s members.
“If we don’t keep those institutions strong and effective, our state and certainly everyone who lives here is going to pay the price for that,” said Hankins.
Hankins, who retires this month, joins us this weekend on News & Views to discuss the economic outlook of North Carolina’s cities and towns as the year draws to a close. For a preview of that radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below: