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18236
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The General Assembly looked to both state and national precedents to guide legislation on governing and maintaining paperwork of state, county, and municipal employees. Personnel files were not standardized across the state often with smaller municipalities having little or no paperwork on employees while bigger cities, like Durham, had extensive records of the city's workers. Beyond disparity in record keeping, the article also discusses employee confidentiality and which forms and paperwork can be release publicly.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 46 Issue 2, Fall 1980, p24-30
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18237
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Gasohol refers to a mixture of gasoline and ethanol, a type of fuel gaining popularity amongst the gas shortages of 1979 and 1980. The North Carolina General Assembly responded to the demand for gasohol by authorizing the Legislative Research Commission to organize a committee to research the alternative fuel option. The committee's findings concerning feasibility, distribution, and other logistics are reviewed here.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 46 Issue 2, Fall 1980, p17-19, 30
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18234
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Since 1974 General Assembly members meet every numbered year to approve a biennial budget. The governor, state budget officer, advisory budget committee, lieutenant governor and chairman of the appropriations committee all convene to draft the state's budget. Further details of this process and the collaborative effort to draft the state's budget are discussed in detail.
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18239
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Newscasters reported the state's crime rates were increasing in the late 1970s and early 1980. To test the validity of this claim, the author reviews statistical information from the governing groups charged with monitoring the state's crime reports. Mr. Jones presents hard data on reported major crime incidents and compares county-wide reporting across the state.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 46 Issue 2, Fall 1980, p31-37
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18240
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The 1978 General Assembly passed an act to decriminalize public intoxication. To follow-up on this decision, the next year the General Assembly also authorized a study carried out by the Mental Health Study Commission. A detailed description of the report and its results are discussed.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 46 Issue 2, Fall 1980, p48-52
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18238
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State highways faced a financial disaster in the early 1980s. Funding for further construction and to maintain existing highways had fallen off sharply and lawmakers debated how to cut spending and/or increase revenue. A history of highway development, financing, and potential solutions to the 1980s crisis are presented.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 46 Issue 2, Fall 1980, p10-16
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18241
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North Carolina law provided inmates with the right to medical treatment both preventative and emergency. To ensure this care, the state participated in the American Medical Association's Standards for Health Services in Jails program beginning in 1978. The state was one of twenty-two others enrolled and specifics of this plan are reviewed.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 46 Issue 2, Fall 1980, p38-42
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18242
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Parole offers inmates a chance to reenter society, a practice thought to emphasize the rehabilitation of criminals. The North Carolina Parole Commission determines the eligibility of an offender for parole. How the commission functions, who participates, and decision-making are all responsibilities of the commission and are described in detail.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 46 Issue 2, Fall 1980, p41-47