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State Doc Pick of the Week : 2016/17 Governor’s Recommended Budget

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The Governor’s Recommended Budget for 2016/2017 was released in April of 2016. In it, you can get a Untitledsummary of the recommended state budget for fiscal year 2016/2017.

This document features a letter from the Governor, a revenue and budget summary, and the budget recommendations which include recommendations on: Education, General Government, Health and Human Services, Justice and Public Safety, Natural and Economic Resources, Transportation, Capital, Reserves, Debt Service, and other adjustments.

This is a fairly lengthy document at 168 pages and has lots of figures and tables to go with the recommendations. You might find some interesting recommendations or may even be affected by some of them.

You can view, download, print, and save this document here.

New @NCpedia!

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Photograph of "Growth Through Limits" painting by Ernie Barnes. Shown on a billboard in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. By DrPenfield, 1992. Wikimedia Commons, license CC BY-SA 3.0.

Photograph of “Growth Through Limits” painting by Ernie Barnes. Shown on a billboard in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. By DrPenfield, 1992. Wikimedia Commons, license CC BY-SA 3.0.

Have you checked out NCpedia lately?  It has new collection of oral histories and an eclectic mix of new articles:

New oral history collection: NCpedia now shares “in their own words” content beginning with the recently added collection “Listening to History” collected and produced by historian David Cecelski. The collection includes more than 100 firsthand accounts taken by Cecelski over a period of ten years from the 1990s to early 2000s, some included as part of a project at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Southern Oral History Program, and later published in the News & Observer.

Ernest Eugene Barnes — biography of the African American artist, born and educated in Durham, who had a brief career as a professional football player and then left an enduring legacy as an artist.  His canvasses appeared in the television sitcom “Good Times” as the paintings of the show’s character “JJ.”

Texas Pete Hot Sauce — Yes! Texas Pete was actually born and bottled in North Carolina! Visit the article contributed by the North Carolina Arts Council to learn more.

The Old North State: A Toast — Ever wonder how the song learned by generations of North Carolina school children came to be? Visit the article to learn more about the separate origins of the poem and music that together were recognized by the General Assembly as the State Toast and aired on Raleigh radio station WPTF in 1933.

Florence Swindell: WWI Women’s War Record Collector — Did you know that women were a driving force in collection and preservation of World War I War Records?  Learn more in this NCpedia article contributed by Matthew Peek, Military Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina.

Cheers!

Kelly Agan

 

State Doc Pick of the Week : North Carolina 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate

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The NC State Board of Education, a part of the NC Department of Public Instruction, releases an annual Untitledreport looking at  4-year high school graduation rates in North Carolina. They look at graduation rates in relation to gender, ethnicity and exceptionality. They also talk about the importance of graduating with a high school diploma and the risks adults may face if they do not have a high school diploma.

There are many different types of statistics in these annual reports and they give a lot of information regarding high school graduation rates in North Carolina. You can look at specific stats for specific schools as well as school districts and counties.

You can view, download, print, and save this annual report here.

State Doc Pick of the Week : Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use

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UntitledThe Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use is a document published by the task force that gives their recommendations for improving how North Carolina treats mental health and substance use. The task force was created by an Executive Order signed by Governor McCrory on July 14, 2015 and this report was released on May 1, 2016. The task force is made up of members from the justice system, legislators, related private sector professionals, the health care provider community, county leaders, non-governmental entities and private sector employers.

In the document you can find information about the background of mental health and substance use in North Carolina, the principles/values/assumptions of the task force, findings and strategies for funding, future considerations, and the four sets of task force recommendations on: case management, opioid and prescription drugs, diversion from criminal justice to treatment, and housing.

You can view, download, print, and save this document here.

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