Thursday, February 01, 2007

Let it snow, let it snow, let's go home. That's apparently what a large number of lawmakers did Wednesday night. Fearing they might get stuck in Raleigh, many out-of-towners hit the roads before the white stuff even began falling from the sky. As a result, little if nothing was done at the legislature.

And, it appears that had an impact on attendance at the Emerging Issues Forum at NC State largely associated with former governor Jim Hunt. While lawmakers claim education is a priority, less than ten were at the forum to hear U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings speak and announce a budget plan to increase pell grants.

If you haven't seen it on our website, check out the full interview I did with former Governor Jim Hunt. Interesting stuff.

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