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Concerned about the possible negative effects that strip development might have on Wake County's economic potential, the Wake County Board of Commissioners proposed a study to determine the effects. A progress report details the study.
Wake County residents recently elected seven Democrats to the Wake County commissioner’s board. At their first meeting, the all Democratic board shared their vision for the future which includes improvements in education, public transportation, and economic development. Perhaps their greatest challenge will be with education funding as growth in the county has caused a lack of schools and the need for increased teacher pay to retain teachers.
Wake County Board of Commissioners’ Republican members are pushing to remove coverage for elective abortions from the health insurance plan for county employees. Republicans maintain that the coverage is illegal under North Carolina law. Democrats oppose the measure. Details of the plan’s proposal are explored explaining which citizen groups support and oppose the plan.
Wake County Board of Commissioners 3-3 vote over dropping coverage for elective abortions has citizens and Board members confused. Republicans believe this means the City Manager’s measure stand because it was not overturned. Democrats believe this means the plan is not ratified. Citizens don’t know who to believe. The court system will likely decide the result of the issue.
Wake County’s schools are at the breaking point. The school system is struggling to cope with the growth the county has seen in recent years. The system does not have enough schools to meet student enrollment and the commissioners oppose new revenue sources which would raise money for the schools and scheduling changes which help ease the burden. Proposed details of a new school bond, the root of the problem, and what the county commissioners and school board believe should be done to solve the problem, are detailed.