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About NC Policy Watch

Rob SchofieldDirector of NC Policy Watch, has three decades of experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, writer and commentator. At Policy Watch, Rob writes and edits daily online commentaries and handles numerous public speaking and electronic media appearances. He also delivers a radio commentary that’s broadcast weekdays on WRAL-FM and WCHL and hosts News and Views, a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina. rob@ncpolicywatch.com 919-861-2065

From state budget surprises to freedom on the line: The week’s top stories on Policy Watch

 By Clayton Henkel  NC POLICY WATCH  July 3, 2022  In Commentary, News In this issue: 1. State budget has plenty of surprises, including lots of earmarks and lower raises than state employees wanted Developing a state spending plan in secret, North Carolina Republicans used most of the state’s water and sewer improvement money for earmarked projects, lifted financial limits for families who want private school vouchers, and helped subsidize hog…Read More »

Office of Charter Schools director leaving for Charter Schools USA post

 By Greg Childress  June 14, 2022  In Education Dave Machado Office of Charter School director Dave Machado has announced that he is leaving the position. Machado’s resignation is effective July 8. Machado has led the office that oversees the state’s 200-plus charter schools since…Read More »