by Paul Blest
The Senate’s $22.2 billion budget features a faster income tax cut, bigger teacher raises and smaller state-employee raises than the spending plan the House approved last month. A final Senate vote was held at 12:05 a.m. Friday – with a 26-13 tally due to absences – and now the House and Senate will begin budget negotiations.Meanwhile, Sen. Joyce Waddell (D-Mecklenburg) offered a bleak anecdote about life for state retirees.
And Democratic Senate leader Dan Blue offered his thoughts:
3. Trump supporters and protesters fight at a San Jose rally.
The judges said they don't like the idea of such gerrymandering, but that "the Court's hands appear to be tied" by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a similar case that found "no judicially discernible and manageable standards" for handling such maneuvers. They also noted that the plaintiffs didn't provide a standard they might apply in the case, so they had to deny the objection to the new map.
"The Court's denial of the plaintiffs' objections does not constitute or imply an endorsement of, or foreclose any additional challenges to, the Contingent Congressional Plan," the judges wrote in the eight-page opinion.
More police standing by as a trump supporter is chased pic.twitter.com/d7nQca1kWH— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) June 3, 2016
Protesters and trump supporters are scrapping in the street cause the cops just let them mix after the rally— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) June 3, 2016
Fights between cops and protesters starting pic.twitter.com/TKkNoHiEBy— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) June 3, 2016
Watch: Trump supporter showing off her Trump jersey taunted by protesters right before they egg her in the face. pic.twitter.com/3wt0UqLq9j— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) June 3, 2016
Watch: The moment a Trump supporter, surrounded by protesters, is egged in the face, hit by other food. pic.twitter.com/qYFdwJWvrS— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) June 3, 2016
For this, Edgerton got a big old ban from all New Hanover County public schools.
5. Updates on the UCLA shooting.
The murder-suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles, was the latest in a long string of campus shootings, but the fact that professors were specifically targeted heightened what some faculty members said was a growing fear of violence and prompted many to think about experiences they have had that might have angered students.Not going to end on a somber note, so here's a song I've been listening to nonstop recently. Have a good weekend.
New laws in Texas and other states allowing people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses have heightened concerns about gun violence, though concealed carry is still prohibited on most campuses around the country, including those in California. Two prominent faculty members have left the University of Texas at Austin, citing the change, and a third has said he will try to defy the law and bar guns in his classroom.