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McCrory to respond to feds on HB2 after lawmakers refuse to act

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, May 5, 2016. North Carolina officials are still trying to determine the stakes in a possible showdown with the federal government over a state law that the U.S. Department of Justice says violates the civil rights of transgender state workers and students. The Justice Department said in letters sent Wednesday to […]

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Obama administration says HB2 violates Civil Rights Act

| May 5, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, May 4, 2016. North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 violates federal civil rights laws by preventing transgender state workers from using the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice, the U.S. Justice Department told Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday. In a letter to McCrory, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta gave […]

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Repeal of HB2? ‘We’re having discussions,’ Hardister says

| May 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Joe Killian, Greensboro News-Record, May 3, 2016. After more than a month of controversy, a number of Republican lawmakers are considering amending — or even repealing — House Bill 2. “Right now, we’re listening to feedback and we’re having discussions,” N.C. Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) said. “What I would say right now is we’re […]

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McCrory on HB2: ‘I can’t believe we’re talking about this’

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, April 29, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” Thursday night to defend House Bill 2. The conversation with host Megyn Kelly focused exclusively on the provision that deals with public bathroom and locker room accommodations. Sections of the bill dealing with the right to sue in […]

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Despite economic losses NC Chamber stays mum on HB2

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, April 29, 2016. As the number of canceled concerts, conventions and business expansions related to a controversial state law continues to mount, North Carolina’s largest business organization remains strangely silent about the law. House Bill 2, which was approved during a one-day emergency legislative session last month, has generated nationwide debate […]

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Former GOP chairmen call for Harnett’s removal

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, April 25, 2016. ​Seven former North Carolina Republican Party chairmen are calling for the ouster of current GOP Chairman Hasan Harnett, who has been embroiled in a battle with other party leaders. “We are disappointed and even appalled at the actions of current NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett,” reads a letter from […]

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There’s more than HB2 entering legislative session

| April 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Gary Robertson, Associated Press, published on, April 25, 2016. A new law approved by the North Carolina General Assembly during a special session last month addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limiting LGBT protections is still dominating headlines heading into the Legislature’s annual work session starting Monday. But other items beyond what’s […]

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McCrory proposes $22.3 billion state budget

| April 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, April 22, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory on Friday outlined a proposed $22.3 billion state budget for 2016-17, which he plans to give to lawmakers when they convene in Raleigh next week. The proposal would increase spending by 2.8 percent over the current budget, which could lead to some friction with legislative […]

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NBA Commissioner: Change in NC law needed for All-Star in Charlotte

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

by  Brian Mahoney, AP basketball writer, April 21, 2016. Commissioner Adam Silver believes the NBA has been “crystal clear” that the 2017 All-Star Game only stays in Charlotte if a North Carolina law goes. Political and business leaders he’s spoken with in the state believe it will, so he’s holding off for now on setting […]

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Lawmakers consider increasing lottery advertising

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, April 14, 2016. North Carolina’s lottery would spend more on advertising if the proposal a legislative oversight committee approved Thursday becomes law. The General Assembly returns to session on April 25. In preparation, oversight committees are creating packages of proposed bills for lawmakers to review. At this stage, such bills are […]

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