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The secretly-negotiated 2018 budget: What’s in it? Why won’t legislative leaders allow real debate?

One would think that legislative leaders would be proud of yet another round of cutting taxes for the wealthiest and shortchanging everyone else. But if they are, why did they develop their budget in secret and why are they limiting opportunities for debate and amendments?

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A new Poor People’s Campaign for the 21st Century launches next week

As daily news of scandal and corruption comes to light, an underlying message emerges: our nation is in dire need of a moral revival. We had a good start fifty years ago when the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood with sanitation workers in Memphis to demand fair wages and dignity. Their “I am a man” signs conveyed a simple message:

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What are they thinking? Proposed 2018 Farm Bill would slash programs to aid the hungry.

The foundational legislation for our farm and food system, known as the Farm Bill, will soon be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives. This package of laws, which is renewed every few years, authorizes and funds federal nutrition and agriculture programs around the country, supporting farmers and consumers alike. The Farm Bill has a long legacy of bipartisanship.

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Five fast facts for Tax Day 2018

Tax Day in 2018 in North Carolina presents an opportunity to make sure our tax code allows us to meet our goal that every community and family can thrive. Here are FIVE FAST FACTS to keep in mind this tax season.

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ICE is terrorizing our kids: Report shines a light on the impact immigration enforcement is having on children

There are a lot of compelling reasons to be deeply concerned about ICE – the federal immigration agency that’s acting more and more like a rogue national police force. From the midnight raids to the lack of due process afforded detained individuals to the downright cruel and inhumane destruction of families...

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Defending Democracy

Full Elections, Ethics Board meeting today to decide on Green Party, appoint local members

The full State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement will meet today via teleconference to get started on a backlog of work that needs to get done before early voting, in less than a month. Gov. Roy Cooper ...
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Supreme Court expert: Farr among Trump judicial nominees who are “hiding their records”

In case you missed it, U.S. Supreme Court observer Paul Gordon of People for the American Way recently posted another damning assessment of President Trump’s judicial nominees. In the post, Gordon dissects five of Trump’s most objectionable nominees, ...
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New report: School segregation is on the rise in NC and it’s harming our kids

A new and important report by veteran education policy analyst Kris Nordstrom of the North Carolina Justice Center’s Education and Law Project provides a sobering, in-depth look at racial segregation in the North Carolina’s public schools. In “Stymied by Segregation: How Integration Can Transform North Carolina Schools and the Lives of Its Students"....

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