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POP QUIZ

by YES! Staff

POP QUIZQ U E S T I O N S

Welcome to the YES! Weekly pop quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to the Forsyth and Guilford delegations to the NC General Assembly. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.

1. What is North Carolina’s current unemployment rate?

2. True or false: Consultant Gina Shkodriani estimates that the NC Community College System earned an average of $1,649 per year from each undocumented student paying out-of-state tuition enrolled in 2007 and 2008.

3. Gov. Beverly Perdue’s state budget includes $250,000 to set up a foundation for the purpose of compensating the victims of North Carolina’s forced sterilization program, which took place from 1929 to 1974.

Rep. Dale Folwell (R-Forsyth) 1. I don’t know the percentage for the state. [X] 2. This does not assume the tens of thousands of illegals who are taking non-accredited courses, and that is a tremendous cost to taxpayers. [X] 3. My answer to that is, I think, yes. [ ]

Rep. Larry Womble (D-Forsyth)

1. Most people settle around 9.1, 9.3. [X]

2. Probably true. [ ] 3. That part is true. [ ]

Rep. Earl Jones (D-Guilford)

1. [declined to participate] [X] 2. [declined to participate] [X] 3. [declined to participate] [X]

Rep. John Blust (R-Guilford)

1. [declined to participate] [X] 2. [declined to participate] [X] 3. [declined to participate] [X]

A N S W E R S

1. 10.3 percent 2. True 3. True

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