Wednesday, March 12, 2014

First Drip (3/12/14): Will city ask Chiquita to repay incentives?, sign up for health insurance through ACA, more

Posted By on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved a resolution Tuesday that calls on the General Assembly to pass teacher raises in the short session, reinstate the advanced-degree salary supplements, and let the district create its own teacher compensation plans. When the second-largest district in the state talks, we should probably listen.

Part of the incentives deal Charlotte and Mecklenburg County penned with Chiquita required the fruit company's global headquarters remain in Charlotte for 10 years, or it would have to repay money it received through the deal. So why are city and county mum on whether they'll seek the $1 million Chiquita has already received?

If you're young and uninsured (or just plain uninsured), now is the time to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Certainly the horrific crimes he committed are difficult to process, but this is just plain crazy: Jerry Sandusky's wife says her husband is innocent.

The White House is set to roll out new rules for overtime pay, requiring businesses to pay more wages to employees in executive or managerial positions. In some cases, CBS reports, those employees could be shift supervisors at fast-food restaurants or overnight managers at convenience stores.

After recruiting support through social media, the family of a young boy in desperate need of an experimental medication will receive the medicine from its Durham-based maker.

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