Ralph Hise

“Parents’ Bill of Rights,” targeting LGBTQ kids, is full of wrongs, opponents say

BY: and - June 2, 2022

On Wednesday night, after the state Senate voted to approve House Bill 755, the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” State Rep. Cecil Brockman sounded exhausted. “I can’t believe this is what we’re talking about right now in our short session,” said Brockman, a Guilford County Democrat and vice-chair of the house standing committee on K-12 education. […]

State Board of Elections delays Hise hearing, will hear other interesting cases

BY: - October 16, 2018

Wednesday’s meeting of the state Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement won’t feature the hearing planned for Sen. Ralph Hise, whose campaign finance case has been in the investigation stage for nearly two years. Policy Watch reported a back-and-forth over a proposed delay of the hearing last week. The Hise hearing was pulled from Wednesday’s agenda […]

Sen. Hise rebuffed in attempt to postpone campaign finance hearing

BY: - October 12, 2018

Next week the North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics enforcement is set to hold a hearing on alleged campaign finance violations by N.C. Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell). Though the case has been winding its way toward a hearing for nearly two years, Hise’s campaign last week wrote a letter looking to push it […]

How health policy, DHHS stacks up in the N.C. Senate budget proposal

BY: - June 16, 2015

The Senate’s budget proposal for the next two years had some significant health policy changes packed into it, namely a proposal to peel Medicaid oversight away from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and open the door for managed-care management of the $14 billion program. House and Senate Republicans have spent the last […]


Senator proposes bill to de-fund State Employees Association after it opposes him in primary

BY: - January 28, 2015

Well, that didn’t take long. Senate Bill 3 for the 2015 session is entitled: “AN ACT REPEALING PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PAYROLL DEDUCTION FOR PAYMENTS TO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATIONS.” The sponsor is Senator Ralph Hise (pictured at left). That would be the same Ralph Hise who was opposed by the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) in […]


Distortions from the Right on Medicaid expansion hit a new low

BY: - November 20, 2014

Sensing building momentum for the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act that would both cover hundreds of thousands of uninsured low income North Carolinians and bolster the state’s economy with billions in federal dollars, right wingers appear to have launched a new campaign of propaganda and distortion. A prime example is this article […]

Candidates – who’s standing by your ads?

BY: - November 20, 2012

If you were fortunate enough in this past election to have someone other than your campaign committee pay for the production of your radio or television ads — or for their air time — you might want to check your disclosures. In an opinion handed down today, the state Court of Appeals ruled that sponsors of […]

Judging themselves

BY: - October 11, 2012

Here’s an interesting twist to the growing perception that partisanship and private money are creeping into judicial elections: What happens when elected judges are asked to interpret campaign finance rules that have governed their own campaigns? That’s what’s playing out in a case argued yesterday before a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals involving […]

Virtual charter schools need to be scrutinized before opening, N.C. commission says

BY: - April 5, 2012

A state advisory committee wants to see more information on the virtual charter school industry before the state starts funding any of the online schools. The N.C. E-Learning Commission, which acts in an advisory role to both N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue and the N.C. State Board of Education, met Thursday morning and passed a recommendation […]