Stories tagged: "Phil Berger"


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‘Irresponsible Politics’: Editorial Shreds NC Republicans For Demanding School Reopening

Editorial says GOP positions on school reopening, particularly those of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, contribute to state’s struggle to contain virus.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Republicans Have Lost on Medicaid Expansion. They Just Don’t Know It Yet.

A decade after rejecting Medicaid expansion's in health care for low-income people, the GOP remains opposed, even if most in NC are not.

In this May 2019 file photo, teachers march to protest school funding shortfalls in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
Cardinal Issues: Public Education Is Shaping Races in Four Key NC Senate Districts

Few issues have galvanized NC politics more than education in the last decade. Here’s how it's driving talk in four 2020 election races.

In this 2016 file photo, a protestor, right, is handcuffed and removed from the House gallery as demonstrators interrupted a special session of the NC General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A Long — Though Incomplete — List of the NC General Assembly’s Many Transgressions

If you’re struggling to remember the many twists and turns of the NC General Assembly, Gene Nichol can do it for you.

NC Democrats need candidates like Allen Wellons to win if they're going to seize the state Senate majority. (Image via Wellons' campaign)
Why North Carolinians Should Care About Allen Wellons

Democrats are pinning their NC Senate majority hopes on Allen Wellons, an ex-lawmaker with Obama’s endorsement, to win in Senate District 11.

Medical personnel handle test samples at a community coronavirus testing site operated by Cone Health and the county Health Department in Burlington, N.C. in July. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
20 Percent of NC Adults Lack Health Insurance. Are Lawmakers Helping?

The coronavirus has exacerbated NC’s healthcare crisis, but the major roadblocks to Medicaid expansion in the state Senate remain.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
From a Teacher: Stop Using Equity as a Prop for School Reopening, Sen. Berger

The NC Senate head, whose leadership has been very bad for education, should stay away from equity arguments on school reopening during the coronavirus.