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Goodall thanks former colleagues for passing charter school bill

Former State Senator Eddie Goodall, who represented the Mint Hill area before he chose not to run again last year, had some kind words for his former colleagues last week when they passed Senate Bill 8. The legislation would lift the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. Goodall is now President of the North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools. As a senator, he pushed tirelessly fought for lifting the cap on charters. Here’s his letter to the State Senate:
Honorable Senators,

The Alliance Board of Directors asked me to thank you all for your historic support of the education “little guys”, the public charter schools. Special thanks to the leadership of the sponsor, Sen. Stevens, as well as the Education Co-Chairs, Sens. Tillman, Preston, and Soucek. We are also proud of those of you speaking on the senate floor for SB 8 at the second reading Wednesday. […]

By |March 1st, 2011|Raleigh, Schools|2 Comments

Matthews’ bond rating upgraded

Standard and Poor has upgraded the Town of Matthews’ Bond Rating from AA to AA+ which is one step below the highest rating available. The highest rating is AAA.

“The rating is reaffirmation that the Town’s financial health is stable and the general creditworthiness of the Town is great,” said Matthews Town Manager Hazen Blodgett. “We […]

By |March 1st, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments