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A new low for NC’s Republican majority

By Logan Smith / September 11, 2019 / Comments Off on A new low for NC’s Republican majority

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 in the NC House RALEIGH — The list of times Republicans in the General Assembly have said one thing and done another could stretch from Murphy to Manteo, but the GOP…

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Statement on Gov. Cooper’s veto of immigration bill

By Logan Smith / August 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Statement on Gov. Cooper’s veto of immigration bill

GOP placing additional burdens on law enforcement and making communities less safe in order to score cheap political points RALEIGH — Progress NC Action released the following statement in response to Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 370: “This bill forcing local sheriff deputies to act like Donald Trump’s personal deportation squad would only…

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Ten budget questions for NC Senate President Phil Berger & NC House Speaker Tim Moore at head-in-sand university tour

By Logan Smith / August 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Ten budget questions for NC Senate President Phil Berger & NC House Speaker Tim Moore at head-in-sand university tour

As the state legislature’s GOP leaders visits NC A&T and UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday, the budget standoff continues as GOP leaders deny reality of need to compromise GREENSBORO — More than five weeks after Gov. Roy Cooper submitted a compromise budget proposal to Republican leaders with no response, NC Senate President Phil Berger and NC House…

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GOP House member’s resignation makes state budget veto override even more unlikely

By Logan Smith / July 26, 2019 / Comments Off on GOP House member’s resignation makes state budget veto override even more unlikely

Gov. Cooper offered a budget compromise more than two weeks ago. GOP response? No negotiation. No votes to override Cooper veto. And now only fewer GOP votes to count on. RALEIGH — It has been more than two weeks since Gov. Cooper offered a budget compromise to Republican leaders after vetoing their budget proposal, but…

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Newly-revealed opioid database spotlights the need for Medicaid expansion in rural areas

By Logan Smith / July 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Newly-revealed opioid database spotlights the need for Medicaid expansion in rural areas

DEA database shows over 2.5 BILLION pain pills sold in NC from 2006-2012, mostly in rural areas represented by anti-Medicaid lawmakers RALEIGH — A new DEA database published by the Washington Post last week tracks each and every pain pill sold in the United States, giving us a precise look at exactly which communities are the hardest…

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House Republicans support Medicaid expansion as Berger throws budget tantrum

By Logan Smith / July 10, 2019 / Comments Off on House Republicans support Medicaid expansion as Berger throws budget tantrum

Despite bipartisan health care proposal moving to the House floor, Berger continues to hold budget priorities hostage over Medicaid expansion RALEIGH — With a Republican-led form of Medicaid expansion moving to the House floor on Tuesday, you would think the debate over whether to expand health care for hundreds of thousands of low-income North Carolina families…

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Berger balks on budget cuts: What’s in the fine print?

By Logan Smith / May 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Berger balks on budget cuts: What’s in the fine print?

Despite the lofty promises in his budget rollout, Sen. Berger and cronies fail to list the cuts contained in the fine print RALEIGH — It happens every year like clockwork. Republican leaders cherry-pick the best parts of their budget to give to reporters, but refuse to go into detail about the budget cuts that allow…

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Another bait-and-switch GOP budget leaves NC educators hanging

By Logan Smith / May 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Another bait-and-switch GOP budget leaves NC educators hanging

House leaders misled tens of thousands of educators about their raises, which would not take effect until halfway through the next school year RALEIGH — Progress NC Action released the following statement on Thursday in response to the House GOP’s latest bait-and-switch budget proposal: “How convenient that House Speaker Tim Moore and GOP House members of…

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Rep. Jason Saine disqualified from “Worst Politicians in NC” tournament for buying votes

By Logan Smith / April 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Rep. Jason Saine disqualified from “Worst Politicians in NC” tournament for buying votes

RALEIGH — State Rep. Jason Saine has been officially disqualified from Progress NC Action’s second annual “Worst Politicians in North Carolina” tournament for buying votes, as North Carolina Republicans try to steal yet another election. Throughout the month of March, Progress NC Action has been conducting daily Twitter polls to determine which North Carolina politician is considered…

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Progress NC Action statement on NCGOP chair’s indictment

By Logan Smith / April 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Progress NC Action statement on NCGOP chair’s indictment

The latest example in a long history of openly flouting campaign finance and election laws as the NCGOP weaves a culture of corruption in Raleigh RALEIGH — Progress NC Action released the following statement on Tuesday in response to the criminal indictment of NC Republican Party Chair Robin Hayes: “This is the latest example in…

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