House http://wfae.org en Unified Statehouse Is Clearly Divided http://wfae.org/post/unified-statehouse-clearly-divided <p>The past few days have testified to the old political saying: there are two things you never want to watch being made — sausage and laws.&nbsp;</p><p>And in the attempts to pass a readjusted state budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, the North Carolina General Assembly has also played into another old saying: Actions speak louder than words.</p><p>In trying to resolve their fundamental differences on the $21 billion state budget, the state House and Senate formed what is often referred to as the “third chamber” of legislatures: A conference committee.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:41:43 +0000 Michael Bitzer 54911 at http://wfae.org Unified Statehouse Is Clearly Divided CMS Teachers, Parents Urge Commissioners To Pay For Raises http://wfae.org/post/cms-teachers-parents-urge-commissioners-pay-raises <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mecklenburg County commissioners are weighing whether to give CMS employees a raise out of the county’s pocket be that by paying the district an extra $26.7 million or asking voters to approve a quarter cent sales tax. A few hundred teachers showed up to a public hearing last night to make their case.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:24:26 +0000 Lisa Miller 52743 at http://wfae.org CMS Teachers, Parents Urge Commissioners To Pay For Raises Reporter Discusses Stories On Wealth Of Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick http://wfae.org/post/reporter-discusses-stories-wealth-elevation-church-pastor-steven-furtick <p>Charlotte’s Elevation Church has had a dramatic rise from just a handful of families in 2005 to more than 12,000 members spread over eight locations today.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:59:38 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 37880 at http://wfae.org Reporter Discusses Stories On Wealth Of Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick