state budget

House Minority Leader Robert Reives (Photo: NCGA)

House Democratic Leader Robert Reives recaps the legislative session and the impact on NC elections

BY: - November 20, 2023

The job of leading North Carolina House Democrats – a diverse group with an array of ideologies and priorities — has always been a tough job. And in the current era in which aggressive Republican gerrymandering has rigged the outcome in so many districts that it’s all but impossible for Democrats to win their fair […]


Leandro: Stuck in reverse

BY: - November 6, 2023

State Treasurer Dale Folwell

NC Treasurer criticizes GOP legislators budget provision allowing public records to be sold, destroyed

BY: - October 11, 2023

State Treasurer Dale Folwell said efforts by the Republican-controlled General Assembly to restrict access to important public records reduces confidence in all levels of government. Folwell, a Republican who is running for governor in 2024, addressed the controversial budget provision Tuesday in an open conversation with members of the media. Last month, when legislative leaders […]

Sen. Natalie Murdock on the good, the bad, and the very ugly in North Carolina’s new state budget

BY: - October 9, 2023

As you’ve probably heard by now, the North Carolina General Assembly has finally voted to expand the state’s Medicaid program – thereby making affordable health insurance available to more than a half-million uninsured people. It was a long overdue action that will save numerous lives and struggling hospitals and create thousands of jobs in our […]

Rep. Joe John on how policy provisions in the state budget will reshape NC’s judicial system

BY: - October 2, 2023

After a delay that stretched almost three months into the new fiscal year, Republican legislators unveiled a massive budget document on September 20 and then pushed it through both chambers of the General Assembly in less than 48 hours without affording any opportunity for amendments. In order to get a better understanding of some of […]

The North Carolina Education Building

Putting moneyed interests over people

BY: - September 26, 2023

Legislative leaders are knowingly violating the constitutional rights of North Carolina’s 1.5 million public school students in order to help fund tax cuts for the corporations and wealthy North Carolinians who finance their campaigns. North Carolina’s constitution requires the state to provide all students with access to decent schools that provide all students with meaningful […]