Chris Fitzsimon reports on Tuesday’s Wake County School Board meeting in his column “Lessons from round two with the gang of five.” This meeting had a much different tone than the first meeting.
In this week’s edition of “Monday numbers” Chris Fitzsimon looks at the state budget. The numbers emphasize the need for legislative action; it’s time to stop talking about reforms and start modernizing the state’s revenue system.
When it comes to state budget debates, politicians stakeout their various positions with regard to our public education system. Chris Fitzsimon explains how the education battle lines get drawn in his commentary “The politics of the graduation rate.”
“Keep the reform train rolling” is Chris Fitzsimon’s recommendation to the state. He commends Gov. Perdue’s actions to strengthen state ethics laws but they come amidst to new corruption allegations involving more state leaders. In his commentary, Fitzsimon argues that we need additional campaign finance reforms.
Chris Fitzsimon recaps the discussion for today’s Crucial Conversation panel discussion on federal climate legislation in his column “Saving the planet.” The discussion centered around the cap and trade legislation currently before the Senate and the impact of this legislation on low-income consumers.