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Carolina Issues Poll Must Reads

Carolina Issues Poll May 2012

New poll shows strong support for election reform and concerns about casino gambling, fracking, hospital practices, repeal of consumer protections and impact of ...
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Carolina Issues Poll

Carolina Issues Poll – April 2012

New Carolina Issues Poll shows strong voter support for public schools and teachers and strong opposition to the legislature’s funding cuts NC Policy ...
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Carolina Issues Poll Must Reads

Carolina Issues Poll – November 2011

NC Policy Watch is happy to announce the release of a special Charlotte edition of its Carolina Issues Poll. The poll, which was ...
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Legislative Watch

These two votes about say it all

Last night’s session of the House of Representatives was sadly emblematic of the 2011 session. Late into the night, lawmakers shoveled bill after ...
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Legislative Watch

Senate Repubs repeal their own process rule

As today’s Weekly Briefing makes clear, the Republicans’ promising start to the 2011 session is quickly degenerating into a chaotic conclusion. Further evidence ...
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Legislative Watch

Crazy as a bedbug?

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 ...
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Legislative Watch

A state senator’s classless attack on poor people

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 ...
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Senate Dem leader lambastes latest budget proposal

Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt expressed great frustration this morning at the latest overnight rewrite of the Senate budget. Nesbitt strongly attacked both ...
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Legislative Watch Policy Watch Investigates

Jobless pushed to the brink by benefits impasse

Fay Walton wrote out a suicide note last week, letting the thought of being worth more dead than alive step out from where ...
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Legislative Watch

Continuing resolution, Dem presser, loan company bill on tap today

After yesterday’s maddening budget exercise in the Senate, the big action on Jones Street shifts to the House of Representatives today. At noon, ...
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Legislative Watch

NAACP leads “A state in emergency” event today at 4:00

Activists and advocates concerned about the policy choices advanced by the conservative majorities at the General Assembly this year will convene a “people’s ...
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Legislative Watch

Senate trots out its budget proposal

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 ...
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Legislative Watch

Procedural trick used to speed Racial Justice Act repeal?

A House Judiciary subcommittee debated the proposal to repeal the Racial Justice Act this morning. You can watch a video of the entire committee ...
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Carolina Issues Poll

Carolina Issues poll – May 2011

NC Policy Watch is happy to announce the release of the May 2011 edition of its Carolina Issues Poll. Each month, the staff ...
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Legislative Watch

House and Senate Dems blast GOP budget proposals

The House and Senate Minority Leaders, Joe Hackney and Martin Nesbitt held a press conference this morning at which they leveled scathing attacks ...
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Legislative Watch

GOP blocks amendment to help unemployed

Things have now sped past the point of absurdity in the GOP’s vengeful effort to block the renewal of unemployment benefits for 37,000 ...
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