Money, relationships and power

Money, relationships and power

ShareNot everything the legislature does gets the attention of constitutional amendments, teacher pay or other budget issues. A lot just happens quietly with very little coverage and sometimes under the radar of the media and even some legislators. That almost...
Rigging the constitution

Rigging the constitution

ShareThe NCGOP is rolling out a cynical plan to boost Republican turnout in November. They’re loading up the ballot with constitutional amendments intended to motivate their base. They’re mostly bad ideas designed to lock in conservative principles that will harm...
State sponsored voter fraud

State sponsored voter fraud

ShareLast night at 11:30pm, the GOP dropped another bill to limit access to the voting booth. This one would dramatically reduce the number of early voting days from 17 to 10. Rep. David Lewis says that’s not the intention of the bill and that 17 days will be...
Subsidizing billionaires

Subsidizing billionaires

ShareMixed in the pork from the North Carolina GOP’s 2018 budget is a line item giving $1 million to an equestrian center in Polk County. That’s a big horse arena to host shows for wealthy owners from across the country. Among the owners are members of the Mercer...

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