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Breaking: Cooper vetoes abortion bill

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     2+ day, 28+ min ago

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 359 this morning -- the proposal outlined in the post immediately below. Here is the statement issued by his office: "Laws already protect newborn babies and this b...

Teacher lunch bill approved by House K-12 Education Committee

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     3+ day ago

A bill to give teachers a 30 minute, duty-free lunch every day received a favorable hearing in the House K-12 Education Committee on Tuesday. Rep. Craig Horn, (R-Union), one of House Bill 563's co-sp...

The best editorial of the weekend

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     5+ day ago

In case you missed it, be sure to check out an editorial that ran in the Charlotte Observer over the weekend and that appears again this morning in Raleigh's News & Observer. In "A bad bill shows why ...

Mapping conversion therapy laws in the US

Mapping conversion therapy laws in the US

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ week ago

This week Massachusetts became the 16th U.S. state to pass a ban on so-called "conversion therapy," which aims to "cure" lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. Despi...

Moore County has North Carolina's top teacher. It's Mariah Morris.

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ week ago

Mariah Morris, a second-grade teacher at West Pine Elementary School in Pinehurst, was named the 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year on Friday during a luncheon in Cary. T...

Tillis backs Trump on space force

Tillis backs Trump on space force

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ week ago

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Thom Tillis lauded President Trump's plan to establish a space force as a new branch of the military at a Senate hearing Thursday, despite skepticism from his co...

Duke Energy to DEQ: See you in court

Duke Energy to DEQ: See you in court

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ week ago

Duke Energy to DEQ: See you in court Duke Energy announced yesterday that it would appeal to the Administrative Office of the Courts the state's order to excavate all of the coal ...

Poll: Overwhelming bipartisan support for outlawing "conversion" therapy

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     2+ week ago

Last week, Democratic lawmakers filed The Mental Health Protection Act - a bill that would outlaw so-called "conversion" therapy that attempts to "cure" young people of being lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

The Weeks Top Stories on NC Policy Watch

The Week's Top Stories on NC Policy Watch

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     2+ week ago

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Partisan gerrymandering and the fight for reproductive freedom

Partisan gerrymandering and the fight for reproductive freedom

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     3+ week ago

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the North Carolina cases of Rucho v Common Cause and League of Women Voters v. Rucho. These cases are aski...

Bill to give academic growth, achievement equal weight marches forward

Bill to give academic growth, achievement equal weight marches forward

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     3+ week ago

A bill to give academic growth and achievement equal weight when determining school performance grades continues to wind its way through the House. HB 354 received a favorable rep...

Both sides seek political leverage from Mueller's findings

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     3+ week ago

WASHINGTON -- The conclusions of the long-awaited report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller have Republicans declaring victory for President Trump, as Democrats demand more answers and pledge further...

Berger-Moore spending target locks in current, failed path

Berger-Moore spending target locks in current, failed path

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     3+ week ago

House and Senate leaders have agreed to a spending target that will guide the development of both chambers' two-year budget proposals this year before they have fully catalogued th...

Attorney General moves to limit anti-worker    no poaching    agreements

Attorney General moves to limit anti-worker no poaching agreements

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein took an important step forward in protecting both businesses and workers this week by announcing a new multi-state settlement that prohib...

ECUs Chancellor announces plans to step down

ECU's Chancellor announces plans to step down

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

East Carolina University will soon be searching for a new chancellor to lead the Pirates. Dr. Cecil Staton announced Monday morning that he will step down as chancellor May 3rd an...

Elon Poll gives insight into 2020 Presidential election

Elon Poll gives insight into 2020 Presidential election

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

A new Elon University poll gives a first-look at views of North Carolina voters as the 2020 presidential election takes form. In the poll, released Thusday, just thirty-six percen...

Gov. Coopers spending plan would phase out school voucher program

Gov. Cooper's spending plan would phase out school voucher program

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

Gov. Roy Cooper's biennium spending plan calls for phasing out the controversial and underutilized "Opportunity Scholarships" created to help defray the cost of private schools for...

Confederate monument removed in Winston-Salem

Confederate monument removed in Winston-Salem

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

The Confederate monument in downtown Winston-Salem was removed today after decades of controversy, years of negotiation and months of legal maneuvering. As Policy Watch reported e...

Governor's budget shows schools' desperate need for more revenue

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

On May 16, more than 20,000 educators and public school advocates marched on Raleigh to demand better funding for North Carolina's public schools. The Governor specified which investments he found mo...

Umstead Park advocates ask court to declare airport lease invalid

Umstead Park advocates ask court to declare airport lease invalid

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

The Umstead Coalition, Triangle Off-Road Cyclists and three more plaintiffs filed a complaint in Wake County Court today, asking a judge to invalidate a lease between the RDU Airpo...

The weeks Top Stories on Policy Watch

The week's Top Stories on Policy Watch

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday proposed a robust $3.9 billion education bond for school construction and renovation projects. He also called for an average nine percent pay raise for ...

US House Democrats pass sweeping voting rights, ethics legislation

US House Democrats pass sweeping voting rights, ethics legislation

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Democrats today passed a broad election reform and ethics bill that they've made their top legislative priority this Congress. The legislation, referred t...

Tillis: Skillfully manipulating the media with symbolic gestures

Tillis: Skillfully manipulating the media with symbolic gestures

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

Sen. Thom Tillis has garnered himself a smattering of national attention recently by making some modest gestures of opposition to one of Donald Trump's most outrageous actions -- t...

Presidential campaign humor to help you through a gray Monday

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

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Editorial blasts Meadows, Foxx for embarrassing efforts to defend Trump

Editorial blasts Meadows, Foxx for embarrassing efforts to defend Trump

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

Be sure to check out this morning's Capitol Broadcasting Company editorial on WRAL.com -- "GOP is outraged at Cohen's lies but gives President Trump a pass." The editorial is parti...

Website organizes, publicizes opposition to UNC Board of Governors

Website organizes, publicizes opposition to UNC Board of Governors

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

Launched late last week, the Reform UNC System Government site already boasts more than 1,000 people signing onto its message that the current board of governors has let politics a...

BREAKING: Mark Harris bows out of NCs 9th Congressional race

BREAKING: Mark Harris bows out of NC's 9th Congressional race

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

Less than a week after calling for a new election in the 9th congressional district amid allegations of fraud, Mark Harris has announced he will not run in the new election. ...

Tillis defies Trump on emergency declaration

Tillis defies Trump on emergency declaration

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

The North Carolina Republican penned an op-ed in The Washington Post Monday laying out the reasons he plans to vote for a resolution that would terminate Trump's declaration of a n...

NAACP responds to judges courageous ruling striking down constitutional amendments

NAACP responds to judge's courageous ruling striking down constitutional amendments

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

A Wake County Superior Court judge acted yesterday to strike down two constitutional amendments placed on the state ballot last year by Republican supermajorities that had been ele...

Bennett College has accreditation restored as lawsuit proceeds

Bennett College has accreditation restored as lawsuit proceeds

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced it had revoked Bennett College's accreditation Friday. But late in the day a federal court in Atlanta, Georgia granted a ...

Bennett College loses accreditation

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     1+ mon ago

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced its decision Friday, saying the college had come to the end of its two-year probation without being able to demonst...

North Carolinas Congressman Walter Jones in hospice care

North Carolina's Congressman Walter Jones in hospice care

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     2+ mon ago

Congressman Walter Jones Jr. (NC-3), who has served North Carolina's third district since 1995, has entered hospice care. The news came Saturday in a brief statement from his Washi...

Federal government shutdown affecting housing access

Federal government shutdown affecting housing access

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     2+ mon ago

The partial federal government shutdown is worsening the documented affordable housing challenge across North Carolina by disrupting the systems that provide housing support and as...

Trump releases new federal judicial nominees; Farr not among them

Trump releases new federal judicial nominees; Farr not among them

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     2+ mon ago

Thomas Farr was not included among a list of nominees President Donald Trump sent Wednesday to the Senate. Farr previously was nominated and re-nominated by Trump to fill the long...

Charlotte Observer editorial: Thom Tillis is no moderate

Charlotte Observer editorial: Thom Tillis is no moderate

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     2+ mon ago

Be sure to check out a new Charlotte Observer editorial that's running this morning in the Queen City and here in the Observer's McClatchy twin, Raleigh's News & Observer. In "Thom...

Schools are concerned over shutdown's impact on meal programs

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     3+ mon ago

Amid the longest government shutdown in United States history, many school systems are concerned with their ability to receive reimbursements for their free and reduced priced meal programs. North Car...

UNC Board of Governors flabbergasted by resignation of UNC Chancellor

UNC Board of Governors flabbergasted by resignation of UNC Chancellor

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     3+ mon ago

When UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced her resignation earlier this week, it came as a surprise to most of the UNC community. "We didn't have a conversation or even ...

Federal shutdown is affecting family-run businesses in NC

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     3+ mon ago

The ripple effects of the federal shutdown are being felt by family-run businesses in North Carolina, according to an article on Friday by Paul B. Johnson of the High Point Enterprise. Nick Owens and...

Editorial: Did Richard Burr campaign violate federal law?

Editorial: Did Richard Burr campaign violate federal law?

pulse.ncpolicywatch.org     3+ mon ago

Sen. Richard Burr In case you missed it, be sure to check out a new editorial posted in the Charlotte Observer entitled Bu...


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