Stories tagged: "NC Republican Party"

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Republicans Poised to Further Undermine North Carolina Public Schools in Upcoming Votes

Proposed private school voucher expansions divert even more money from an already underfunded public school system, and fail to address severe teacher shortages.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. in 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
NC Republicans Censure Sen. Thom Tillis for Seeking Political Compromise

During the state Republican convention, attendees applauded attacks against LGBTQ rights and cheered for newly-indicted Donald Trump, but sought to punish Tillis’s bipartisan efforts. North Carolina is set to be a key battleground in the 2024 elections, and as national Republicans face a fight between their far-right extremes and those issuing muted calls for moderation,...

Graphic by Francesca Daly, Photograph courtesy of Crystina Halcyon
‘More Women Are Going to Die’: NC Women Speak Out Against 12-Week Abortion Ban

“When it comes to the workings of pregnancy and the complications and nuance of all of that, I don't think politicians are any more qualified than a comedian," said Cary resident Crystina Halycon. "These are people's lives that we're playing with.”

Graphic by Desiree Tapia for Cardinal & Pine
Op-Ed: I Was a History Teacher in North Carolina. The GOP’s New Education Bill Is Anti-History

This legislation is meant to scare teachers away from teaching, just as anti-abortion legislation is written in purposefully vague terms to scare doctors into inaction.

North Carolina state Rep. Erin Paré, the only Republican in Wake County's legislative district, presents her proposal to change how members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners are elected during a committee meeting at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
NC Republicans Reject Local Control, Want to Force Wake County to Change How It Elects County Commissioners

Republican State Rep. Erin Paré wants to force the state's most populous county to become the only one in the state that holds nonpartisan commissioner elections, and requires that members be elected by district, rather than the county at large.

Rebecca Cerese, a policy advocate at the North Carolina Justice Center, speaks at a vigil in front of the North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, July 26, 2022, to remember people lacking Medicaid coverage or insurance who have died. Cerese and other speakers urged lawmakers to pass a law so North Carolina accepts federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of additional adults (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson)
Will NC Republicans Finally Expand Medicaid After a Decade of Delays? A New Bill Could Pave the Way.

Medicaid expansion has been shown to save lives, reduce postpartum hospitalizations, improve access to mental health and substance use treatment, prevent more rural hospitals from closing in the state, and create tens of thousands of jobs in the state.

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
‘Unacceptable’: NC Republicans Ask Newly Right-Wing State Supreme Court to Block New Education Funding

House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate Leader Phil Berger are asking the Court to overturn the Leandro ruling by reinstating a prior Appeals Court order blocking the transfer of new funds.