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Progress NC Action Seeks Transparency from F.A.C.T.S. Task Force Group

By Eleanore Wood / August 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Progress NC Action Seeks Transparency from F.A.C.T.S. Task Force Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2021 Contact: Durrell Johnson, Communications Director                  Durrell@progressnc.org Progress NC Action Seeks Transparency from F.A.C.T.S. Task Force Group RALEIGH, NC – Progress North Carolina Action (PNCA) filed a Freedom of Information Act request to unearth details regarding Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson’s secretive F.A.C.T.S. (Fairness and Accountability in the Classroom for Teachers…

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Experts and medical professionals push back against the “Reopen” movement

By Eleanore Wood / April 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Experts and medical professionals push back against the “Reopen” movement

While a small vocal group of protestors are demanding that the state reopen on May 1, experts say that we must have more testing for a safe reopen. RALEIGH – While a small group of organized activists protest against widely popular social distancing measures designed to save lives, experts and medical professionals are urging Americans…

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As NC Utilities Commission Holds Public Hearing in Charlotte TONIGHT on Duke Energy’s Rate Hike Request, State Lawmakers Must Return to Raleigh to Pass Legislation to Ban “Coal Ash Rate Hikes”

By Eleanore Wood / January 30, 2020 / Comments Off on As NC Utilities Commission Holds Public Hearing in Charlotte TONIGHT on Duke Energy’s Rate Hike Request, State Lawmakers Must Return to Raleigh to Pass Legislation to Ban “Coal Ash Rate Hikes”

So far, the GOP-controlled state legislature has sided with Wall Street shareholders of the Duke Energy power monopoly and utterly failed to protect ratepayers from Duke’s mammoth coal ash clean up costs. CHARLOTTE – As the North Carolina Utilities Commission will tonight hold a hearing at the Mecklenburg Co. Courthouse at 7 pm in Charlotte to…

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As NC Utilities Commission Holds Public Hearing in Triad TONIGHT on Duke Energy Rate Hike Request, State Lawmakers Must Return to Raleigh to Pass Legislation to Ban “Coal Ash Rate Hikes”

By Eleanore Wood / January 29, 2020 / Comments Off on As NC Utilities Commission Holds Public Hearing in Triad TONIGHT on Duke Energy Rate Hike Request, State Lawmakers Must Return to Raleigh to Pass Legislation to Ban “Coal Ash Rate Hikes”

So far, the GOP-controlled state legislature has sided with Wall Street shareholders of the Duke Energy power monopoly and utterly failed to protect ratepayers from Duke’s mammoth coal ash clean up costs. GRAHAM, NC – As the North Carolina Utilities Commission will tonight hold a hearing at the Alamance Co. Historic Courthouse at 7pm in Graham…

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Will NC lawmakers play politics or pay teachers in 2020?

By Logan Smith / January 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Will NC lawmakers play politics or pay teachers in 2020?

GOP budget standoff continues with lawmakers returning to Raleigh, as yet another red state expands Medicaid RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers are returning to Raleigh this week for a so-called “mini-session” amidst the budget standoff which legislative Republicans have been waging since last summer.  Although the legislature’s paltry pay plan for state educators is expected to be…

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STATEMENT: Leandro report puts a price tag on lawmakers’ long-term neglect of public schools

By Logan Smith / December 11, 2019 / Comments Off on STATEMENT: Leandro report puts a price tag on lawmakers’ long-term neglect of public schools

General Assembly to blame for the strain which $8 billion in “deferred maintenance costs” has put on North Carolina teachers and students RALEIGH — Progress NC Action released the following statement on Wednesday in response to the Leandro report which shows that North Carolina’s current education system fails to meet the  needs of many children, and recommends…

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Statement on end of the legislative session

By Logan Smith / November 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Statement on end of the legislative session

GOP-controlled legislature leaves Raleigh without passing a full state budget RALEIGH — Progress NC Action released the following statement on Thursday in response to the Senate leaving Raleigh without passing a full state budget: “State lawmakers are leaving Raleigh on Halloween — 123 days into the not-so-new budget year — without passing a full state…

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Statement on NC Senate’s failure (again) to hold budget vote

By Logan Smith / October 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Statement on NC Senate’s failure (again) to hold budget vote

Lacking the votes to override Cooper’s veto, Republicans continue to play games instead of governing RALEIGH — Progress NC Action released the following statement on Tuesday in response to Senate leader Phil Berger’s failure — once again — to hold a vote on Gov. Cooper’s veto of the Republican budget proposal: “How long are Republican…

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Statement on NC Senate’s failure (again) to hold budget vote

By Logan Smith / October 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Statement on NC Senate’s failure (again) to hold budget vote

Lacking the votes to override Cooper’s veto, Republicans continue to play games instead of governing RALEIGH — Progress NC Action released the following statement on Tuesday in response to Senate leader Phil Berger’s failure — once again — to hold a vote on Gov. Cooper’s veto of the Republican budget proposal: “How long are Republican…

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NC lawmakers join voters in demanding Moore’s resignation over dishonest override tactics

By Logan Smith / September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on NC lawmakers join voters in demanding Moore’s resignation over dishonest override tactics

Since they didn’t have the votes to override Gov. Cooper’s budget veto honestly, House Republicans decided to lie and cheat their way to victory RALEIGH — Over 100 outraged North Carolina voters joined Democratic lawmakers outside the General Assembly on Thursday to demand the resignation of Speaker Tim Moore over House Republicans’ dishonest and cowardly override of…

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