RALEIGH — N.C. Sen. Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga) announced on Jan. 11 that Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) re-appointed her as co-chair to both the Education/Higher Education Policy Committee and the Appropriations on Education/Higher Education Committee.

As a member of the Education Committees, Ballard stated she will work on issues of importance, including getting students safely back into the classroom, refining virtual learning options, continuing to improve student literacy, addressing student mental health needs, economic recovery for community colleges, as well as public and private college affordability. Ballard was also appointed as co-chair of the Pensions Committee where she will work on issues related to the state retirement system and with pension laws that affect state employees, firefighters and law enforcement.

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