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Wake County residents appeal dismissal of school board redistricting complaint

Thirteen Wake County residents and two community organizations today appealed the dismissal of their lawsuit challenging the redistricting of the Wake County Board of Education districts as violative of the one-person, one-vote requirements of the United States and North Carolina …

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Lunch Links: Voter fraud, the power of journalism, and an anti-fracking anthem (video)

It’s multiple-meeting-Monday, so let’s just dive right in to today’s belated Lunch Links.
First, a couple of must reads:  The Institute for Southern Studies has a fascinating look at Who’s driving North Carolina’s latest voter fraud hysteria?
Next up, many … Read More...

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BTC BRIEF: Licensing All Drivers in North Carolina - A Policy that Supports Public Safety and Boosts the Economy

Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: BTC BriefsIssues: Immigrant and Refugee RightsState EconomyNorth Carolina has been at the forefront of adopting measures that improve safety on the roads. But one simple measure has been ignored: ensuring all drivers have a driver’s license, regardless of their immigration status.

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“Voter fraud” allegations premature

Be sure to check out this morning’s edition of Chris Fitzsimon’s “Monday numbers” column today in which he examines the politically-motivated rush to judgment by conservative lawmakers on the matter of recent “voter fraud” allegations. And in case you missed … Read More...

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The good, the bad, and the odd about the latest Commerce privatization proposal

Partial privatization of the N.C. Department of Commerce took another step closer to reality yesterday when the Economic Development and Global Oversight Committee (or EDGE Committee) reported out updated enabling legislation that authorizes the establishment of a nonprofit corporation to … Read More...

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NC Sierra Club to Corps of Engineers: Ditch the big eggbeaters for Jordan Lake

The North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club submitted comments today to the U.S. Army Corps of engineers about the idea of installing “solar bees” (i.e. big solar powered water mixers) to somehow clean up Jordan Lake rather than doing … Read More...

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TGIF lunch links

In case you’ve lost count, today is Day #289 on the Richard Burr Blue Slip Watch. It’s been nearly ten months since President Obama nominated federal prosecutor Jennifer May-Parker to fill what is the longest-standing vacancy in the federal … Read More...

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Lawmakers consider ethics’ role in state’s economic development (with correction)

Note: The version of this post has changed from the original to reflect that lawmakers approved draft legislation that placed board staff and board members of a proposed  public-private partnership under state ethics rules. The initial version incorrectly stated that Read More...

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More good health care news

As reported by CNBC:
“US says Medicaid enrollment jumps by 3 million under Obamacare
At least 3 million more people were enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP programs by the end of February than before the beginning of Obamcare sign-ups, … Read More...

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