Stories tagged: "NC General Assembly"


NC's Moore v. Harper case could "upend democracy" if the conservative-dominated Supreme Court gives states legislatures unchecked power over federal elections, some advocates say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
What You Should Know About Moore v. Harper, the NC Court Case That Could ‘Upend Democracy’

The Moore v. Harper ruling will have serious electoral and political implications on both the state and federal levels, as well as decide whether state lawmakers should have total control over election rules–without any checks or balances.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens during a news conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Here’s How Republicans’ Nationwide Abortion Ban Would Affect North Carolina 

Five North Carolina reps, including U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd, cosponsored national abortion ban legislation.

Legalized medical marijuana in North Carolina has long seemed a distant possibility. That possibility appears to be getting closer at the NC state legislature. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Legalizing Marijuana Is About As Popular An Idea As There Is in Politics. So Where Do North Carolina Leaders Stand On It? 

With national figures pushing President Biden to decriminalize marijuana, about 68% of North Carolina voters support legalizing cannabis, polling shows.

Crowds cheer during a 2018 demonstration against the GOP-controlled NC General Assembly's education policies, including the state's expanding private school voucher program. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
NC’s Leandro Kids Have Had Time to Grow Up and Send Their Kids to the Same Poorly Funded Schools

It’s been nearly three decades since parents charged NC's degenerate leaders with breaking their constitutional obligation to teach all children.

State Sen. Chuck Edwards, the GOP candidate who ousted Madison Cawthorn in this year's primary for U.S. House District 11. (Image via Edwards' campaign page)
5 Things About Chuck Edwards, the Republican Who Beat Madison Cawthorn in the GOP Primary

Edwards blocked Medicaid expansion for years, opposed abortion rights, authored anti-immigrant bills, and flexed on local governments.

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at an early voting site located at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
Voting Rights Restored for 55,000 North Carolinians With Felony Convictions

A state law with racist roots has long barred people on parole from voting or registering to vote. Courts ruled it unconstitutional this year.

In this 2016 file photo, a demonstrator protests North Carolina immigration bills that advocates say are meant to target undocumented people. Gov. Roy Cooper recently vetoed GOP lawmakers' latest attempt to crack down on  undocumented people in the state. (Shutterstock)
Here’s Why Gov. Cooper Vetoed a GOP Immigration Crackdown

Republicans want local law enforcement to get involved in immigration, but advocates worried it would feed racial profiling.