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How did proposed policy change on incentives get added to budget?

The issues of school funding and property taxes seemed to dominate the debate over Alamance County’s newly-approved budget. But the conversation about this new spending plan also touched on...

Commissioner chairman chides interim supt. for dismissive response to legislative investigative report

Does ABSS live in financial 'fantasyland'? County commissioner chairman John Paisley, Jr. lambasted the head of the Alamance-Burlington school system on Friday over his dismissive reply to last week’s release...

After fourth special budget meeting, commissioners still undecided on how to resolve remaining budget...

A special meeting on Friday has failed to bring Alamance County’s board of commissioners any closer to a consensus on the county’s next annual budget. The board’s members had shoehorned...

Commissioners continue to mull budget, spending, tax rate

Alamance County’s elected leaders had little to show for their sweat equity this week after they invested roughly four hours into the preparation of the county’s next annual budget. The...

ABSS supporters turn out to lobby commissioners for more spending

The tribulations of the local school system crowded all else off the agenda this week when Alamance County’s commissioners held a state-mandated hearing on the county’s next annual budget. Despite...

Educational funding comes under the microscope

The top-ranking administrators from the Alamance-Burlington school system were put through their paces last week when they appeared before the county’s board of commissioners with a belated budget request...

Back in the saddle: Bill Lashley returns to board of commissioners

After a month-long convalescence that included 20 days in intensive care at Duke University Hospital, commissioner Bill Lashley returned to the dais on Thursday when Alamance County’s board of...

Commissioners will work to cut down on manager’s budget during special session

Alamance County’s commissioners may put some extra fine points on their pencils this morning as they prepare to hack away at the county manager’s proposed budget during a special-called...

County mgr. recommends 2¢, 4.6%, hike in property taxes to fund 2.8% spending increase

Alamance County’s manager has floated a new spending plan for the county that aims to “fortify” existing programs and services through measures that include a 2-cent increase in the...

Thompson: No more ‘band aids’; Former school board chairman quashes proposals to provide more...

A personal crusade against what she construed as public policy “Band-Aids” has led one member of Alamance County’s governing board to scuttle some recent efforts to offer financial first-aid...

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