State Republicans

Republicans move Parent’s Bill of Rights

BY: - June 21, 2023

State Republicans continued to ram through a conservative public education agenda on Wednesday by breathing new life into the so-called “Parents’ Bill of Rights” that would prohibit instruction of gender identity, sexual activity and sexuality in grades K-4. Senate Bill 49 requires school officials to notify parents before changes in a student’s name or pronouns […]

Moore: NC Republicans considering a US Supreme Court appeal in redistricting

BY: - February 8, 2022

House Speaker Tim Moore said in a radio interview Tuesday that the legislature will work on new redistricting maps as the state Supreme Court required, and that Republicans are also considering an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 4-3 order, the state Supreme Court struck down Republican legislators’ redistricting plans. A majority on […]

Superintendent Catherine Truitt walks back comments about Senate fearing backlash over Critical Race Theory ban

BY: - June 15, 2021

State Superintendent Catherine Truitt has walked back comments she made last week suggesting the state Senate is reluctant to take up a bill prohibiting school districts from teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) because it fears a backlash from corporate interests. Truitt, a Republican, made the comment June 10 during a “meet and greet” with Orange […]

A bill to allow more fans at high school sporting events has life despite decision by Gov. Roy Cooper to ease attendance restrictions

BY: - February 24, 2021

State Republicans continued to push Wednesday to more fully reopen the state as North Carolina’s rate of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to fall. The latest effort came in the form of Senate Bill 116, which would allow more spectators to attend high school outdoor sporting events. The bill received bipartisan support in a Senate Standing Committee on Education and Higher Education meeting. If approved, public and nonpublic high schools could allow up to 40% […]