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SPECIAL REPORT: NC’s destructive disinvestment in public health

A 10-year review of public health spending shows that public health funding in North Carolina has not kept pace with the growing population. A new report from the North Carolina Budget & Tax Center gives a breakdown of how state investments in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services have changed since 2008.

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An open letter from upper-income North Carolinians opposed to the tax cap amendment

We are high net worth North Carolinians — business owners, investors, and other wealthy individuals in the top 5% of income and/or wealth in the state. We are writing to express our deep concern regarding the impact of the proposed tax cap amendment on the future of our great state.

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New report documents North Carolina’s troubling role in the CIA’s rendition and torture program

In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government ushered in a large-scale program of secret detention and torture that relied significantly on the State of North Carolina. Six days after the attacks, President George W. Bush signed a covert memorandum...

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October 4 Crucial Conversion – NC’s deadliest policy failure (and how Virginia solved the problem)

Join us as we hear from one of the policy experts who helped make Virginia's Medicaid expansion a reality, Kenneth Gilliam of the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis...

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Your rights after a natural disaster

Editor’s note: Legal Aid of North Carolina has published a “disaster relief” flyer that explains the services its advocates can provide to low-income North Carolinians impacted by natural disasters like Hurricane Florence...

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New report details racial inequality, poverty and gentrification in Durham

From infant mortality to life expectancy, race predicts outcomes in the United States. Racial inequities, created and sustained through the policies and practices of governments and other institutions, have long-lasting and cumulative impact. In Durham, North Carolina, the revitalization and subsequent gentrification of its downtown has brought these racial fault lines...

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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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