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 […]

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Weekend reads: Gerrymandered maps, new abortion ruling, and a NC prison staffer sounds the alarm

BY: - October 1, 2023

NC voters demand an end to gerrymandering at hearing on new election districts By Lynn Bonner Voters told legislators Wednesday they are sick of gerrymandering because deeply partisan election districts erode democracy and make lawmakers unresponsive to residents’ needs and opinions. Legislators are preparing to approve new congressional, state House, and state Senate districts for […]

Ethics rules for Supreme Court justices approved on party-line vote by U.S. Senate panel 

BY: - July 21, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Thursday approved a proposal to impose a code of ethics for the U.S. Supreme Court, amid revelations that justices failed to disclose luxury travel and real estate deals, as well as directing staff to promote book sales. The panel split along party lines, in an 11-10 […]

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Bipartisan health care bills spearheaded by North Carolina, Virginia members of Congress

BY: - July 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — Top lawmakers on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee Tuesday unveiled a bipartisan health care legislative package that would require accurate billing practices by hospitals, price transparency and hidden fee disclosures. Education and Workforce Committee Chair Virginia Foxx said the four bipartisan bills will help increase transparency for patients. “The Committee is […]

Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons discusses the rushed process for SB20 and the impact on young girls

BY: - May 15, 2023

When most people think about legislators writing, debating, and enacting new state laws, most envision solemn and deliberate proceedings chock-full of  parliamentary procedure and lengthy committee hearings featuring an array of witnesses, experts and amendments. Unfortunately, that’s not how it usually works in Raleigh. And that was especially the case recently when lawmakers rushed through […]