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 […]

State attorneys general, including NC’s Josh Stein, support new poultry rule but question oversight

BY: - August 10, 2022

The attorneys general of 10 states, including North Carolina’s Josh Stein, are backing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is meant to get poultry growers fair agreements with meat processors, but they want stronger oversight. “One of the many reasons it’s tough for small poultry farmers — and small farmers of […]

NC Republican lawmakers: Running government “like a business” alright

BY: - July 19, 2022

One supposes that it’s at least conceivable there could be merit to the idea of moving the headquarters of the 17-campus UNC System from the place it’s always been – Chapel Hill – to the state capital in Raleigh. Maybe. But here’s another obvious fact about such an ambitious plan: ramming it through without debate and without consulting the system’s Board of Governors would be a brazen and indefensible act.