North Carolina blocks school boards from suing over money

Friday, June 13, 2014

State lawmakers Thursday imposed a two-year moratorium on the Union, Gaston and Nash county school boards’ ability to sue county commissioners over funding disputes.

The Senate approved the bill in a 30-15 vote, with the House approving it 70-42.

Repuclican Sen. Tommy Tucker from Union County introduced the plan as a local bill for his county. GOP Sen. Buck Newton, who represents Nash County northeast of Raleigh, offered the amendment adding the other two districts.

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