RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper finally sat down with Republican legislative leaders Wednesday, June 19, less than two weeks before the end of the fiscal year, to negotiate a budget.

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RALEIGH — To the ears of politically engaged North Carolinians, it may sound strange to hear claims that changes in partisan control don’t yield significant changes in state policy. But among scholars, this has been a widespread view for many decades.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 16:14

COLUMN: Lower classes still struggling

Last week, the News & Observer noted what most middle-class North Carolinians know is true: our economy may be better than it was when the Great Recession left us with almost 10 percent unemployment but it’s not the powerhouse that Republicans promised they’d bring if we let them slash taxes for the wealthy.

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