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Pat McCrory, Jennifer Roberts both getting blamed for HB2

| May 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

by Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer, republished on WBTV.com, May 1, 2016 It has sparked a national firestorm, polarized left and right, and drawn the attention of the NBA, Bruce Springsteen and some of America’s biggest corporations. But last week the fight over North Carolina’s House Bill 2 seemed to get personal. And for Charlotteans, it […]

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NC Senate confirms appointments

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Jeff Moore, Jones and Blount, April 27, 2016. After a delay extending back to the 2015 long session, the North Carolina Senate has begun confirming Governor’s appointments to various positions in the state. Lyons Gray, former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Revenue, was confirmed unanimously to the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Lyons […]

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Hayes, Pope top list of possible GOP replacement chairs

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Donna King, Jones and Blount, April 27, 2016. As the N.C.GOP plans for a meeting April 30 that may see the removal of current Chairman Hasan Harnett, several names are emerging as replacements.  Topping the list are former N.C.GOP chairs and high ranking elected officials.  Former Chairs Jim Hastings of Boone, congressman Robin Hayes and immediate past chair Claude Pope […]

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Sen. Apodaca suggests putting HB2 on ballot in November

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Krystyna Biassou, WLOS, April 26, 2016. The man in the senate who controls House Bill 2’s path once it crosses the aisle said state Republicans may leave the bill’s fate up to a vote of the people. Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Buncombe/Henderson/Transylvania County) told News 13 that Republicans may leave HB2’s bathroom question up to […]

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Thousands of HB2 demonstrators descend on Opening Day of legislature

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Barrett, Asheville Citizen-Times, April 25, 2016. Thousands of demonstrators came to the capital Monday to either urge legislators coming to town for the first day of their regular session to stand firm in their support of HB2 or to throw it in the trash. About 200 people attended an event Monday morning to deliver to […]

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NC GOP goes public on Harnett conflict

| April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Donna King, Jones and Blount, April 1, 2016. N.C. GOP’s general counsel, Tom Stark, sent a letter to all 600 plus members of the state party’s governing Executive Committee Thursday, outlining in detail the ongoing saga with Chairman Harnett.  The smaller Central Committee voted two weeks ago to censure Harnett after allegations surfaced in an affidavit signed by […]

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General Assembly to hold special session to deal with bathroom issue

| March 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Donna King, Jones and Blount, March 22, 2015. The North Carolina General Assembly will return to Raleigh for a special session Wednesday aimed at addressing Charlotte’s recent city-wide bathroom ordinance.  House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Kings Mountain) and Senate President Lt. Gov. Dan Forest say that they have the required two-thirds of the legislature signed on to hold the legislative […]

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House considers coming back to Raleigh for bathroom ordinance

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

by WRAL, March 19, 2016. Leaders of the state House expect to return to Raleigh this week to respond to Charlotte’s transgender nondiscrimination ordinance. Last month, the Charlotte City Council approved a measure that would prohibit businesses in the Queen City from discrimination against customers based on their sexual preference or identity. The most controversial […]

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NC GOP votes “no confidence” in Chairman, begins removal process

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Jones and Blount, March 21, 2016. On Sunday N.C. GOP leadership signed a Resolution of No Confidence against elected Chairman Hasan Harnett and is circulating a petition for his removal from the helm of the North Carolina Republican party. In a meeting of the governing Central Committee, the panel of 30 voting members signed off on […]

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McCrory for VP?

| December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, December 23, 2015. Might Gov. Pat McCrory have sights on an election campaign other than his 2016 re-election run? Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter, apparently thinks the business mogul and reality star leading the GOP presidential field should look to the Tar Heel State for a vice […]

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