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Pro-choice advocates on SB 604: NC’s General Assembly should not be practicing medicine | http://ow.ly/KRnTd #NCGA #SB604 #NCPOL #NARAL
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New proposed federal rules on #payday loan predators: Promising but flawed | http://ow.ly/KQCpm #ncga #ncpol #ncgov
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unveiling some long-awaited proposed rules targeting the predatory payday lending industry at a big hearing in Richmond, Virginia today and you can follow along on Twitter at the hashtag #StoptheDebtTrap. Generally, the proposed rules amount to a promising start. There are, however a few worrisome potential loopholes. The good people at the Center for Responsible Lending explain: Consumer Financ...
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Could Supreme Court Alabama #gerrymandering decision put GOP’s NC maps in jeopardy? | http://ow.ly/KPbj9 #ncga #ncpol
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Trending on Jones St. – #MedicalMarijuana, a major #redistricting ruling, and McCrory pans Senate tax plan http://ow.ly/KNbic #ncga
Looking for a quick round-up of the day’s news on Jones Street? Folks packed today’s first committee hearing on medical marijuana, there’s a major Supreme Court ruling on redistricting that could impact North Carolina, and the governor has a few choice words for the Senate’s tax plan. Some of the most retweeted stories are listed below: Packed room to hear debate in legislature on medical marijuana. #ncga #ncpol pic.twitter.com/Yz01J2kWJV — Loret...
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Tens of thousands petition Governor to pardon exonerated brothers - http://ow.ly/KN0kF #ncga #ncpol #ncgov
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It's Throwback Thursday alright - http://ow.ly/KQNDf #ncga #ncpol #taxcuts #TBT
For Throwback Thursday, the Senate is relishing in old school ideas. Case in point, a bill was filed today to further cut income taxes for the wealthiest taxpayers and profitable corporations – an eerily similar approach as the legislation passed in 2013, which is now hurting our state and economy. Income tax cuts like the one proposed in today’s throwback are not the answer to the state’s economic challenges. Just ask Senator Brown who is workin...
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The sluggish and uneven “Carolina Comeback” - http://ow.ly/KQkMj #ncga #ncpol #ncgov - Today's Fitzsimon File
Here are a few facts that Governor Pat McCrory and legislative leaders never mention when they boast of the alleged “Carolina Comeback” and that right-wing pundits always leave out when marveling at what they describe as “sizzling” job growth in North Carolina. The number of North Carolinians ...
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US House and Senate propose deep cuts to food assistance for families http://ow.ly/KNyvP #ncpol #hunger #SNAP
Food assistance for vulnerable communities would be slashed deeply under budget resolutions that the US House and Senate budget committees approved last week. The cuts would likely increase hunger, thrust more people into poverty, and push families that are poor even deeper into poverty. Considering that North Carolina has the 5th highest level of food insecurity in the nation, the proposals would deliver a huge blow to North Carolinians living p...
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Why even lessons from kindergarteners can and should inform public education policy - http://ow.ly/KNhNr #ncga #ncpol #ncgov #nced
Back in the 1980's, author Robert Fulghum gave rise to a pop culture catchphrase when he authored a book entitled “All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” The phrase has become a way to express the notion that things can be really simple if we just take the time to use logic that ...
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Hardworking low-wage North Carolinians take it on the chin once again - http://ow.ly/KN59l #ncga #ncpol #ncgov
State lawmakers once again turned their back on hardworking North Carolinians who struggle to support themselves and their families with low wages. Yesterday, just before the House Finance committee was scheduled to debate an economic development bill, House Bill 89, the sponsor stripped out a provision that would have reinstated the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax break that helps thousands of North Carolinians who work at low-wage ...
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The human, fiscal & economic costs of delay on immigration directives http://ow.ly/KKFX8 #daca #immigration #ncpol
After several states including North Carolina challenged the extension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans a preliminary injunction was issued holding up implementation of these immigration directives with the potential to reach 5 million immigrants without documents nationwide. While the issue is considered in the courts, the delay has real human, fiscal and economic costs. As the Center for...
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NC Policy Watch is a progressive, nonprofit and non-partisan public policy organization with a simple mission: to change the way elected officials debate important issues and, ultimately, to improve the quality of life for all North Carolinians. NC Policy Watch is an independent project of the NC Justice Center, North Carolina’s leading private, nonprofit anti-poverty organization. The two organizations share the same guiding objective—to bring about social, political and economic justice in North Carolina. Since its founding in 2004, NC Policy Watch has established itself as the state’s most prolific and influential progressive voice and a direct and effective counterpoint to the state’s conservative think tanks.