<![CDATA[Inside County Government News |]]> http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/ en-us Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:27:14 EDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:27:14 EDT Inside County Government 60 ccarpenter@charlotteobserver.com(Cheryl Carpenter) Some insight into Mecklenburg commissioner’s idea for a ‘council of faith’ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article61128697.html#storylink=rss Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour suggests formation of a ‘council of faith’ to meet community needs

Facebook post about mother searching for a bed prompted Ridenhour’s idea

ACLU says there could be constitutional concerns if non-religious groups excluded

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Mecklenburg health director: Long-acting contraceptives will curb unintentional pregnancies http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article58655948.html#storylink=rss Marcus Plescia: 29 percent of mothers on Medicaid received postpartum contraception

Plescia wants the county to invest in long-acting reversible contraceptives

Commissioners question efforts to educate men

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CMS teachers group again asks Mecklenburg commissioners to raise teacher pay http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article57090058.html#storylink=rss CMAE wants commissioners to increase local supplement for teacher pay

Proposal calls for longtime teachers to make up to $60,000 a year

Commissioner finds flaw in funding proposal

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:04:00 EST

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CMS board, Mecklenburg commissioners to have ‘meeting of the minds’ next month http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article55897735.html#storylink=rss A long-awaited meeting between commissioners and the school board is scheduled for Feb. 1

Topics up for discussion could range from board relations to student assignment

Similar meetings were held in the past – some went well, others didn’t

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:59:28 EST

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Commissioners want Mecklenburg County to consider paid maternity leave for employees http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article54739255.html#storylink=rss Commissioners Pat Cotham and Trevor Fuller are interested in Mecklenburg County offering paid maternity leave

Several North Carolina counties don’t offer paid leave but comply with federal Family and Medical Leave Act

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Mecklenburg commissioners seek new way to fund CMS http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article53582080.html#storylink=rss Commissioners want to overhaul how they allocate money to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools each year

Commissioners aim to cut down on friction with the school board during budget season

School board chair feels the district would accept the change

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:57:20 EST

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On schools, elections and greenways: What to expect from Mecklenburg County in 2016 http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article52843220.html#storylink=rss County will debut new parks, long-awaited projects

Commissioners hope for a meeting of the minds with CMS school board to work out tension

Challengers threaten incumbent commissioners in March primary

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 01:00:00 EST

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