Sen. Rachel Hunt on the abortion ban and a troubling path Republicans are paving for public schools

By: - May 22, 2023 11:00 am

This past week at the NC General Assembly saw the final enactment of a deeply controversial ban on abortion care as well as the state Senate’s version of a new two-year state budget.

Unfortunately, despite the scope, importance and controversial nature of these bills, the opportunities for real input from senators and representatives – especially Democratic legislators — has been almost nonexistent. To their credit, however, that hasn’t stopped many of these lawmakers from speaking up and articulating a very different vision for the state wherever and whenever possible.

Earlier NC Newsline caught up with one of the leaders of this effort, Mecklenburg County state senator Rachel Hunt.

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Clayton Henkel
Clayton Henkel

Communications Coordinator Clayton Henkel manages the NC Newsline website and daily newsletter, while also producing daily audio commentaries and the weekly News and Views radio program/podcast.