Sarah Haley's hiring was announced in April. On Monday, the governor's spokesman, Mike Reed, confirmed that Haley was leaving the administration at the end of the week.

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Let’s be clear: The board members seeking an investigation of Superintendent Pat Cooper want him fired.

After rejecting sweeping measures to protect women from being paid less than men for the same work, lawmakers gave final passage Friday to a bill that specifies intentional pay discrimination based on sex is illegal.

Unlike some years where debate on the operating budget comes down to the final hours of the legislative session, lawmakers wrapped up their work on the 2014-15 spending roadmap with days to spare.

The spending plan includes new money for services to help the disabled, higher education and public schools.

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