The 2016 Legislative Session came to a close late last Friday, July 1st, and we’re happy to report that the final budget contains good news for early education! After a week of intensive committee meetings and late nights, legislators wrapped up the session in time for the holiday weekend. The final budget provides some additional funding for early education and several important study committees that will meet this fall and bring recommendations for the 2017 Legislative Session. Here are a few budget highlights:
The NC General Assembly required several studies on three key early education issues. These studies will be conducted by state agencies related to early education, and their recommendations will be sent to the legislature in early 2017.
Thank you for making your voice heard during the 2016 Short Session. Your advocacy efforts make a big difference for early education and for families here in Durham. Thanks for being a champion for young children!