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3 years later, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is still denying the reality of the Jan. 6 right-wing attack on the US Capitol

By Patrick Zarcone / January 12, 2024 / Comments Off on 3 years later, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is still denying the reality of the Jan. 6 right-wing attack on the US Capitol

Mark Robinson presents himself as a defender of law and order, yet he is willing to cast doubt on a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol and entertain baseless conspiracy theories.

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Trump, Mark Robinson share more than the stage at a Florida fundraiser – they also share a disdain for affordable health care

By Patrick Zarcone / December 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Trump, Mark Robinson share more than the stage at a Florida fundraiser – they also share a disdain for affordable health care

Donald Trump said he was “seriously looking at alternatives” to the ACA – the law that made Medicaid expansion possible. Speaking about Medicaid expansion in NC, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson said he “hope[s] that it fails.”

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New NC laws about protests, guns in church, workplace discussions on race, and dozens more are now in effect

By Patrick Zarcone / December 8, 2023 / Comments Off on New NC laws about protests, guns in church, workplace discussions on race, and dozens more are now in effect

Scores of new laws or sections of laws took effect in North Carolina on Dec. 1. They address everything from where people can now legally carry guns to how we’re allowed to protest and what topics we can discuss at work.

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Medicaid expansion is now the law in NC – and Republicans are to blame for the 10-year wait

By Patrick Zarcone / December 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Medicaid expansion is now the law in NC – and Republicans are to blame for the 10-year wait

If Republicans like Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson had their way, North Carolina would never expand Medicaid. “I’m not in favor of Medicaid expansion,” he said, “I hope that it fails.”

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Gov. Roy Cooper issues proclamation making November American Indian Heritage Month in North Carolina

By Patrick Zarcone / November 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Gov. Roy Cooper issues proclamation making November American Indian Heritage Month in North Carolina

North Carolina has eight state-recognized tribes: the Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, Sappony and Waccamaw-Siouan.

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Finally! Medicaid will expand to 600,000 more North Carolinians starting Dec. 1

By Patrick Zarcone / November 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Finally! Medicaid will expand to 600,000 more North Carolinians starting Dec. 1

Exactly two weeks from today, North Carolina will finally expand Medicaid health care coverage to more than 600,000 North Carolinians. Health care advocates and Democrats pushed for more than a decade to expand Medicaid coverage.

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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson visits Israel on ‘political trip’ in effort to make up for his history of antisemitism, Holocaust denialism

By Patrick Zarcone / November 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson visits Israel on ‘political trip’ in effort to make up for his history of antisemitism, Holocaust denialism

Instead of traveling to Israel in a pathetic attempt to paper over his pattern of racist and antisemitic diatribes Robinson should try to focus on affairs in NC and apologize for his long history of hateful comments.

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Democrats across the US tallied huge wins in Tuesday’s elections & NC Dems got wins in some (very) unexpected places

By Patrick Zarcone / November 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Democrats across the US tallied huge wins in Tuesday’s elections & NC Dems got wins in some (very) unexpected places

Voters in Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio rejected right-wing candidates and conservative policies. In NC, Democrats won races in places they had never won before.

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Right-wing NC Supreme Court could soon decide the future of the multi-decade, multi-billion-dollar Leandro school funding plan

By Patrick Zarcone / November 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Right-wing NC Supreme Court could soon decide the future of the multi-decade, multi-billion-dollar Leandro school funding plan

For decades, the NCGOP have failed to adhere to the Leandro court order, refusing to pass measures or a state budget that incorporates the necessary investments toward teachers, school support staff, resources and school infrastructure.

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More than $25M in federal grant money coming to NC to provide better pay for teachers, expand school breakfast programs

By Patrick Zarcone / November 3, 2023 / Comments Off on More than $25M in federal grant money coming to NC to provide better pay for teachers, expand school breakfast programs

The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that schools here will receive $24 million in grants to help them recruit and keep teachers. In addition, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last week that he would be directing $1.4 million in federal grant funding to help schools expand their school breakfast programs.

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