Rep. Rachel Hunt

Budget bill sent to Cooper puts NC’s controversial school voucher program on path to dramatic expansion

BY: - July 7, 2022

Big hike would come at same time traditional public schools are grappling with funding challenges and staffing shortfalls  State lawmakers may regret the decision to stuff millions of additional dollars into the state’s underutilized school voucher program, Rep. Rachel Hunt warned last week. The Mecklenburg County Democrat said the feeling of remorse will likely come over them in August...

Hours wasted and a flip-flop on hemp in the Farm Act befuddles House committee

BY: - July 24, 2019

The NC Farm Act: Four months, seven editions, at least a dozen hours of committee hearings and legislative staff time, reams of paper, hundreds of miles of travel by the public, some from as far away as the mountains — and today the bill is back to its original Senate form. “Why is the ag […]