Kate Rice

Veteran academic to discuss NC’s racial wealth gap

By: - February 13, 2019

The N.C. Budget and Tax Center will host its latest “Economy for All” event next Wednesday, February 20 in Durham. The event will feature Professor Sandy Darity, who is a professor of Economics, Public Policy, and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He will discuss the state of North Carolina’s racial wealth gap […]

Now is the time for NC to enact bipartisan gun violence legislation

By: - February 11, 2019

The United States sees an average of 22,000 firearm suicides and 14,600 firearm homicides, including 300 deaths in mass shootings, each year. In at least 42 percent of mass shooting cases, shooters put up “red flags” – maybe even blatant threats on social media – before opening fire.

Advocates for Medicaid expansion in Berger’s district speak out

By: - January 29, 2019

Senator Phil Berger’s constituents in Rockingham County are pressing for Medicaid expansion that would allow coverage for 500,000 North Carolinians. With 10,000 of its citizens uninsured, Rockingham County is feeling the effects of the healthcare coverage gap. Meanwhile, 25 miles away, citizens in Danville, Virginia are reaping the benefits of Virginia’s 2019 Medicaid expansion. Today’s […]