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Legislative and Policy
Highlighting state and national legislative news, focusing on some of the most important policy issues of the day.
Uber and Lyft take their services elsewhere after new fingerprint background check requirement of drivers. ...[Continue Reading]
With the recent desegregation of public schools in Cleveland, Mississippi, the hard truth that segregation still exists must be dealt with nationwide. ...[Continue Reading]
The battle over North Carolina’s controversial HB2 Bill heated up recently when Governor Pat McCroy and the Department of Justice filed almost simultaneous lawsuits against each other in United States District Court. ...[Continue Reading]
In the recent Supreme Court decision, it appears SCOTUS has once again punted on an important issue – whether the opt-out option for the contraception requirement of the Affordable Care Act is legal or a violation of employers’ religious freedoms. ...[Continue Reading]
North Carolina’s “drug taxes” on substances ranging from marijuana to moonshine are reaping a major reward. ...[Continue Reading]
The lack of homeschool regulation in North Carolina may mean that the State has inadequate information and data on homeschooled student success. ...[Continue Reading]
Indiana becomes the next state to enact a law placing restrictions on abortions and Planned Parenthood reacts with a lawsuit. ...[Continue Reading]
The North Carolina Supreme Court is gearing up to rule how the term “elected” is defined within the state constitution, which will have implications on their own elections as justices ...[Continue Reading]
Five states in the United States have legalized recreational marijuana, twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana, but employers in these states can still require drug tests and fire an employee over a failed drug test, even though the conduct is no longer criminalized. ...[Continue Reading]
The NC General Assembly knocks out the Charlotte City Council’s recent ordinance providing discrimination protections for the LGBT community, but the legislation does so much more. ...[Continue Reading]
Amid a Presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton continues to face scrutiny as an investigation for after-labeled classified emails sent on a private server during her time as Secretary of State. ...[Continue Reading]
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed a decision of the Alabama Supreme Court that failed to recognize the validity of a same-sex adoption ordered by a Georgia court on the ground that the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision ran afoul to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution. ...[Continue Reading]
With a new abortion law on the books in Louisiana making putting more requirements in place that would affect access to abortions, the court’s intentions in its decision are uncertain. ...[Continue Reading]
Given North Carolina’s history with redistricting and its continuous struggle with gerrymandering district lines, a recent lawsuit regarding the 2011 redistricting forced North Carolina legislators to take another look at the district lines. ...[Continue Reading]