NC officials: Budget pays over half of school spending order
Gov. Roy Cooper's administration says North Carolina’s state budget spends a little over half of the amount necessary to comply with a plan that a judge approved to address public education inequities. Cooper’s budget office this week gave special Superior Court Judge Michael Robinson details on provisions in the budget enacted in November and how they match up with a remedial spending plan that Judge David Lee approved. It's Robinson's job to see if Lee's order directing $1.75 billion be spent for the plan needs to be adjusted before the Supreme Court takes up appeals. This is the latest step in the decades-old “Leandro” school funding litigation.