Monday numbers

Monday numbers

2—number of days until the General Assembly reconvenes (N.C. General Assembly)

306—number of days since House and Senate passed HB2 that was signed by former Gov. Pat McCrory (Ibid)

630 million—amount in dollars of the minimum amount lost to North Carolina because of HB2 (“North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Flushes Away $630 Million In Lost Business,” Forbes.com, November 3, 2016)

33—number of days since General Assembly held a special session to repeal HB2 after the Charlotte City Council repealed its local nondiscrimination ordinance as part of deal with legislative leaders to repeal the state law (“Legislature fails to repeal HB2 in special session; Senator says ‘we’re worse off now’ than before, Progressive Pulse, December 21, 2016)

33—number of days since the General Assembly adjourned the special session to repeal HB2 without repealing it (Ibid)

24—number of days since Republican Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger released a nearly 3,000 word diatribe blaming then Democratic Governor-elect Roy Cooper for blocking repeal of HB2 in the one-day special session (philberger.org)

34—number of seats controlled by Republicans in the Senate in 2016 (N.C. General Assembly)

30—numbers of seats required for a supermajority in the Senate (Ibid)

74—number of seats controlled by Republicans in the House in 2016 (Ibid)

72—number of seats required for a supermajority in the House (Ibid)

50—percentage of North Carolina voters who oppose HB2 (Public Policy Polling, January 19, 2017)

32—percentage of North Carolina voters who support HB2 (Ibid)

58—percentage of North Carolina voters who believe HB2 is hurting the state (Ibid)

24—percentage of North Carolina voters who believe HB2 is helping the state (Ibid)

73—percentage of North Carolina voters who blame the General Assembly for the failure to repeal HB2 (Ibid)

89—number of days since North Carolina lost a 730-job operations center to Virginia because of HB2 (“North Carolina loses 730-job operations center over House Bill 2,” Charlotte Observer, October 26, 2016)

3—number of says since Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly defeated an HB2 bill for their state (GOP committee kills Virginia bathroom bill similar to House Bill 2,”Progressive Pulse, January 19, 2017)