Speaker Thom Tillis has declared this “Education Week” in the House and has invited school superintendents and top principals from across the state ...Read more Comments Off on Education week in the House
Cross-posted from The Progressive Pulse As expected, Republican members of the North Carolina House Finance Committee quickly approved a massive overhaul of state ...Read more Comments Off on House Finance Committee rams through unemployment insurance rewrite
The North Carolina State Board of Education approved measures Thursday that will add rigor to the charter school application process and temporarily delay ...Read more Comments Off on State Board of Education tightens charter application process
Two stories in the latest of flurry of election news are especially disturbing and graphic reminders of how perverted our democracy has become ...Read more Comments Off on A court for sale and playing both sides of the fence
The last speaker at the memorial service Wednesday for former UNC President William Friday was his longtime assistant Virginia Taylor who told the ...Read more Comments Off on Filling Bill Friday’s shoes
You don’t have to listen to the political debate in North Carolina for long before someone brings up the $2.8 billion the state ...Read more Comments Off on Reality check on unemployment taxes
Last night’s session of the House of Representatives was sadly emblematic of the 2011 session. Late into the night, lawmakers shoveled bill after ...Read more Comments Off on These two votes about say it all
As today’s Weekly Briefing makes clear, the Republicans’ promising start to the 2011 session is quickly degenerating into a chaotic conclusion. Further evidence ...Read more Comments Off on Senate Repubs repeal their own process rule
Members of the House Business Lobbyist’s Commerce Committee will take up what appears to be one of the more nonsensical legislative proposals of the session ...Read more Comments Off on Crazy as a bedbug?
It’s hard to keep track of all the absurd gibberish coming out of the General Assembly these days. This is especially true in the numerous ...Read more Comments Off on A state senator’s classless attack on poor people
Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt expressed great frustration this morning at the latest overnight rewrite of the Senate budget. Nesbitt strongly attacked both ...Read more Comments Off on Senate Dem leader lambastes latest budget proposal
Fay Walton wrote out a suicide note last week, letting the thought of being worth more dead than alive step out from where ...Read more Comments Off on Jobless pushed to the brink by benefits impasse
After yesterday’s maddening budget exercise in the Senate, the big action on Jones Street shifts to the House of Representatives today. At noon, ...Read more Comments Off on Continuing resolution, Dem presser, loan company bill on tap today
Activists and advocates concerned about the policy choices advanced by the conservative majorities at the General Assembly this year will convene a “people’s ...Read more Comments Off on NAACP leads “A state in emergency” event today at 4:00
The North Carolina Senate Republicans released their budget and tax proposals this morning. For the most part, there is little to distinguish them from the ...Read more Comments Off on Senate trots out its budget proposal
A House Judiciary subcommittee debated the proposal to repeal the Racial Justice Act this morning. You can watch a video of the entire committee ...Read more Comments Off on Procedural trick used to speed Racial Justice Act repeal?