• NC Senate send House bargain on teacher assistants

    By: GARY D. ROBERTSON , Associated Press

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    RALEIGH, N.C.  (AP)ong> - (AP) — The North Carolina Senate has offered solutions to end the General Assembly's three-month work session and fix a problem so more teacher assistants stay employed this fall. The House must decide whether to go along.

    The full Senate approved Thursday evening three options on how to adjourn the session, and sent them to the House for consideration Friday. The chambers have been in a two-week holding pattern because they disagreed on a schedule to take up pending legislation. Two Senate options return lawmakers to Raleigh in November.

    Senate Republicans also pushed through the chamber another bill allowing school districts to squeeze out more funds earmarked for classroom teachers to employ teacher assistants. But the change is contingent on the House passing another bill involving local sales taxes and economic development.

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