Rep. Mark Brody

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NC House Republicans want state savings held as gold bullion

BY: - June 13, 2023

North Carolina House Republicans want the state to use some of its savings to buy gold bullion and bury it in Texas.  A group of House Republicans filed a bill in mid-April that would have the state use $2 billion from its savings reserve to buy gold bullion. The bill sat idle in the House […]

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NC House environmental bill is likely unconstitutional. A committee passed it anyway.

BY: - April 26, 2023

An environmental bill under consideration at the General Assembly that’s ostensibly about dirt is so freighted with questionable provisions that it could violate the U.S. Constitution, direct environmental permit holders to break federal law, and attract a court challenge. House Bill 579, sponsored by Rep. Mark Brody, a Union County Republican, narrowly passed the House […]

As a leading UNC epidemiologist reiterates the benefits of vaccination, conservative legislators push for Ivermectin

BY: - December 2, 2021

On the same day the U.S. confirmed its first case of the omicron variant, UNC epidemiologist Justin Lessler found himself back before a legislative commission answering questions about ongoing efforts to end the pandemic. “I remain cautiously optimistic about the direction things are going in the state, but with emphasis on the caution,” Lessler said.”I […]

Four Republicans introduce bill to outlaw gay marriage in NC, return to ‘decree of Almighty God’

BY: - April 12, 2017

If it were up to four white, Republican male lawmakers, same-sex marriage would be banned in North Carolina. In fact, they’ve introduced a bill to do just that, despite a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling to the contrary. Obergefell v. Hodges be damned — House Bill 780 states not only that the highest court in the nation […]

N.C. lawmaker: retaliate against NCAA, ACC for HB2 boycott

BY: - March 13, 2017

This year HB2 cost North Carolina a 7 NCAA and 10 ACC events — and unless it’s repealed soon, the losses will likely continue for years. As some lawmakers scramble to come up with a repeal solution, one Republican legislator has a different idea: go on the offensive against the NCAA and ACC. N.C. Rep. […]

Dallas Woodhouse, HB2 and the GOP’s trans problem

BY: - February 13, 2017

Over the weekend Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party, apologized for re-tweeting an article from a right wing website that calls transgender people mentally ill and/or perverts. Woodhouse claimed he did not read the article – titled “Justice Department Kills Obama’s Pervs-In-The-Girls-Bathroom Rule” – closely enough before sharing it. The reaction […]