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RALEIGH — North Carolina Senate Education Committee passed a measure May 25 that would enshrine a Parents’ Bill of Rights into state law.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina could see a new tool in the fight against excessive state regulation. A bill filed in the state House offers a new way to strike down bad rules.

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If you’re looking for a good example of the law of unintended consequences, search no further than the actions of so-called “progressive prosecutors.”

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RALEIGH — A national anti-school-choice group gives North Carolina an “F” grade and ranked the state 46th out of 50 because of its expansive educational opportunity programs.

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RALEIGH — The judge in North Carolina’s long-running Leandro school funding legal dispute calls for state government to spend an additional $785 million on education-related items. But he has jettisoned a controversial provision from a previous court ruling that raised constitutional concerns.

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RALEIGH — On April 20, or "4/20," which in the world of marijuana smokers is like a national holiday, prominent N.C. Democrats celebrated the day themselves by calling for the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana and for clemency for those currently in prison for marijuana charges. The term "4/20" was popularized by the Grateful Dead as a time some of their fans would smoke together after school.

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RALEIGH — A new Parents’ Bill of Rights out this week is intended to protect the right of parents to direct their children’s education and protect their safety in the classroom.

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Friday, 08 April 2022 11:56

Most GOP voters oppose Medicaid expansion

RALEIGH — A new statewide poll shows that a majority of Republican primary voters oppose expanding North Carolina's Medicaid entitlement program. Once the details of Medicaid expansion are offered to respondents their opposition climbs, pointing to a potential messaging hole for expansion opponents.

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RALEIGH — The 2021 governors’ report was released by the free-market-focused American Legislative Exchange Council in late March, and many conservatives were surprised that Democratic N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper received a better-than-average rating on his performance. Cooper had the fourth-best ranking for a Democrat and was 22nd overall among the 50 state governors. But analysts, including ALEC’s chief economist, were quick to point out that in the areas in which he did best, Cooper can hardly claim all the credit. 

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RALEIGH — A national group that focuses on election integrity issues is calling for North Carolina to clean up its voter rolls before the 2022 election. The group’s latest report points to multiple areas that merit state election officials’ attention.

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