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28 years and counting: NC’s Leandro school funding plan in court again this week

By Patrick Zarcone / September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on 28 years and counting: NC’s Leandro school funding plan in court again this week

Despite court rulings, nothing has changed, and nearly three decades have passed without every child in the state being afforded the opportunity to receive a good education.

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North Carolina’s reinstated 20-week abortion ban will have far-reaching impact on those in need of reproductive care

By Patrick Zarcone / August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on North Carolina’s reinstated 20-week abortion ban will have far-reaching impact on those in need of reproductive care

Although most abortion procedures don’t occur after 20 weeks, those that do are often because of serious, potentially life-threatening health emergencies – and now that care is being criminalized.

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Progress NC Action, partner organizations take call for ‘Fair Courts Now’ across North Carolina

By Patrick Zarcone / August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Progress NC Action, partner organizations take call for ‘Fair Courts Now’ across North Carolina

The Fair Courts NC public accountability campaign is calling for common-sense reforms to help contain the partisanship being seen in our courts.

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Cheri Beasley leading Ted Budd in latest poll as Budd’s positions become even more unpopular

By Patrick Zarcone / August 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Cheri Beasley leading Ted Budd in latest poll as Budd’s positions become even more unpopular

The latest poll in North Carolina’s hugely important race between former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and right-wing extremist Rep. Ted Budd shows Beasley with a four-point lead.

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Tillis, Burr vote in favor of keeping insulin costs high for the average American

By Patrick Zarcone / August 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Tillis, Burr vote in favor of keeping insulin costs high for the average American

According to NBC News, 43 Republican senators – including Tillis and Sen. Richard Burr – voted against capping insulin prices at $35 for private insurers as part of the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Democrats pass signature legislation addressing climate change, health care, taxes

By Patrick Zarcone / August 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Democrats pass signature legislation addressing climate change, health care, taxes

While many critical investments are needed, this bill marks one of the many steps to tackle climate change, make health care affordable and ensure corporations are paying their fair share.

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State Republicans unveil another lackluster budget

By Alanna Joyner / July 6, 2022 / Comments Off on State Republicans unveil another lackluster budget

State Republican legislative leaders released their state budget proposal on Tuesday, with measly pay raises for educators and state employees and no mention of Medicaid expansion. The proposed budget also fails to deliver on one of our state’s key constitutional obligations in fully funding our public schools.The budget increases pay for state employees by 1…

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

By Alanna Joyner / June 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Last week’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade will usher in a United States not seen in half a century, with Americans no longer having the constitutional right to control their own reproductive choices.  In a 5-4 vote, powered by its conservative majority, the high court stripped away a well established fundamental right for…

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Cary passes non-discrimination ordinance

By Alanna Joyner / June 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Cary passes non-discrimination ordinance

Last week, the Cary Town Council unanimously approved Wake County’s non-discrimination ordinance. As the sixth Wake County community to approve the ordinance, Cary joins Morrisville, Apex, Wendell, Raleigh and Knightdale in adopting local protections against discrimination in employment and public accommodation. “Cary is not a place where we do things because it looks good on…

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New bill aims to protect election officials and poll workers

By Alanna Joyner / June 23, 2022 / Comments Off on New bill aims to protect election officials and poll workers

Throughout the 2020 election and into 2021, Republican politicians across the nation pushed forth hundreds of measures that threatened to punish elections officials and workers for just doing their jobs. The Jan. 6 committee hearing has highlighted the numerous threats made to state and local officials in particularly Georgia and Arizona as Trump and his…

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