Sen Rachel Hunt

Rep. Julie von Haefen and Sen. Rachel Hunt

Public school advocates rally against vouchers, demand adequate funding

BY: - May 16, 2023

Democratic state lawmakers and members of Every Child NC on Tuesday demanded that the Republican-led General Assembly fully fund Years Four and Five of the Leandro Comprehensive Remedial Plan and stop a proposal to allow North Carolina’s wealthiest families access to the state’s controversial school voucher program. In a news conference, Sen. Rachel Hunt, a […]

Senate bill would strip governor of some appointment powers, give it to legislature

BY: - April 4, 2023

A new bill would strip the governor of some of his appointment powers and transfer them to the state legislature, potentially teeing up another constitutional showdown reminiscent of the 2016 court case McCrory v. Berger. Senate Bill 512 would change the political complexion of nine key boards and commissions. Sen. Warren Daniel, a Republican and co-sponsor of […]