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North Carolina Could See Transportation Bond Vote Later This Year PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 20 April 2015 05:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It's a proposal that invests in future generations. That's the word from Gov. Pat McCrory at a stop in Winston-Salem where he touted $3 billion in transportation bonds to "connect North Carolina cities and towns by building roads, upgrading technology and constructing education facilities."

The two bonds, at $1.5 billion each, would not require a tax increase on North Carolinians. The debt would be paid using existing revenues.

The plan is for voters to give a thumbs up or thumbs down on the plan with a vote to be held later this year.

One bond is for road construction. The other is for various non-road infrastructure needs, including the state ports.   
 
Transportation Secretary Tony Tata and Budget Director Lee Roberts joined Gov. McCrory for the announcement on Friday.
 
Legislation to put the bonds before voters was filed at the General Assembly Thursday.
 
The proposed transportation bond would distribute funding according to NCDOT’s Strategic Mobility Formula to pay for 27 permit-ready highway projects throughout North Carolina that have completed environmental documents. In addition, the bond would fund the paving of 176 unpaved secondary roads totaling 113 miles, the governor's office said.
 
The state's AAA bond rating would be preserved if the bonds are approved.
 
“Interest rates are lower than they have ever been previously," Roberts said in a statement. "Now is the time to use our balance sheet to our advantage to connect and invest in North Carolina.”  
 

 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule for Monday, April 20, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 20 April 2015 04:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Monday, Apri 20, 2015, as released by his office.

9 a.m.
"Connect NC" Roundtable Discussion and Tour of
UNC-Charlotte Burson Science Building
UNC-Charlotte
Student Union, Room 200
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte

OPEN to credentialed press only.

2 p.m.
High Point Furniture Market Tour of Miles Talbott Showroom
Miles Talbott Showroom
311 North Hamilton Ave.
High Poin

OPEN to credentialed press only.

 
Department of Administration Commissions' Meeting Schedule For April PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 17 April 2015 05:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is the April meeting schedule for commissions under the purview of the Department of Administration.

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April 20, 2015
Academic Standards Review Commission – The Commission will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the State Board of Education meeting room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh. A live audio stream of the meeting can be found here: http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/live-audio-streaming. The purpose of the meeting is to continue the Commission's comprehensive review of all English Language and Mathematics standards that were adopted by the State Board of Education under G.S. 115C-12(9c), and propose modifications to ensure that those standards meet all of the criteria listed in Section 2(c) of Senate Bill 812. For more information, please contact Co-Chairs Andre Peek This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tammy Covil at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


April 21, 2015
NC Veterans Affairs Commission – The Commission will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 2050 Hull Road, Kinston, NC. The purpose of the meeting is to hold the quarterly meeting of the NC Veterans Affairs Commission which will include: NC Scholarship selection and rules change vote and updates from the NCDVA, State Veterans Cemetery and State Veterans Homes.  Please contact P. Glenn Batten at 919-807-4254 for more information.


April 24-26, 2015
Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office – The State Youth Council will be holding their Spring Convention from 6:00 p.m. on April 24 to 1:00 p.m. on April 26 at Shell Island Resort, 2700 N. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC. The purpose of the conference is to hold elections for SYC officers for 2015-16, present awards for the past year and plan events for the coming year. Please contact Cynthia Giles at 919-807-4400 for more information.


April 28, 2015
State Construction Office – The State Building Commission will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 301 N. Wilmington Street, Suite 450, Raleigh. The purpose of the meeting is to approve designer selections and discuss the State’s capital facilities development and management program. Please contact Alicia Lopez at 919-807-4072 for more information.


April 29, 2015
NC Human Relations Commission – The Commission will meet from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in Room 3032, Administration Building, 116 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss updates submitted by Commission subcommittees. For more information,

 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Friday, April 17, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 17 April 2015 05:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Friday, April 17, 2015, as released by his office.

10 a.m.
Chancellor Installation of Dr. Sheri N. Everts
Appalachian State University
Holmes Convocation Center
111 Rivers Street
Boone

1 p.m.
NCDOT Highway Division 9
375 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem

OPEN to credentialed press only.

 
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