General Assembly

Rep. Jeffrey McNeely asked Rep. Abe Jones—who graduated near the top of his class at Harvard Law School and served nearly 20 years as an N.C. Superior Court judge 
—if he got into Harvard because he was Black.
Two NC Republicans Lose Leadership Posts Over Racist Comments

Reps. Keith Kidwell and Jeffrey McNeely disparaged Black colleagues on the House floor, with Kidwell joking that one belonged to the “church of Satan,” and McNeely suggesting another didn’t deserve to get into Harvard.

Participants attend a Moral Monday rally near the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C., in 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Legislature Could See Major Votes This Week on Abortion, Guns and Schools 

A procedural deadline on Thursday means North Carolina is set for a flurry of last-minute votes on contentious issues with far-reaching consequences. 

North Carolina state Rep. Tricia Cotham announces she is switching affiliation to the Republican Party at a news conference Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at the North Carolina Republican Party headquarters in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
The Cotham Effect: Today in the North Carolina General Assembly

The GOP’s new super-majority in the state House has emboldened Republicans to run gleefully toward some of the most contentious policies passed in other conservative states.