Legislative and Policy
Highlighting state and national legislative news, focusing on some of the most important policy issues of the day.
The recently enacted NC Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act of 2017 has begun to address the opioid epidemic in North Carolina and target the destructive impact opioid abuse has on North Carolinians. ...[Continue Reading]
North Carolina is one of a handful of states which have not specifically addressed the increasingly common issue of “sexting,” leaving many children unknowingly vulnerable to felonious consequences. ...[Continue Reading]
Pennsylvania passes a law to curb animal cruelty by holding pet owners more accountable.
After passing the well-known “Brunch Bill” into law, North Carolinians now have another reason to rise early on Sundays beyond the call to worship or worshipping football. ...[Continue Reading]
A flurry of legislation has been proposed across the country over the last few months in an attempt to regulate the growing number of public protests. ...[Continue Reading]
After a contentious confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions is the new Attorney General and the rest of the country is poised to see if he performs his new role consistent with his conservative record. ...[Continue Reading]
Only 2 weeks into his presidency, President Donald Trump, along with Congressional Republicans, seek to dismantle financial regulations. ...[Continue Reading]
A string of endless changes appear to be on the horizon for Obamacare in the upcoming months. ...[Continue Reading]
As the sun set on the last few days of the 2016 North Carolina General Assembly, the outgoing Governor rallied his Republican Party for one final push to cement his legacy. ...[Continue Reading]
The case of a North Carolina man convicted of using commercial social networking sites while appearing on the state sex offender registry, reaches the Supreme Court of the United States. ...[Continue Reading]
By overriding President Obama’s veto and enacting the “9/11 Victim’s Bill,” Congress created a variety of potential problem for the U.S. ...[Continue Reading]
Has President Clinton’s plan to reduce the dependency on welfare been realized, or are people still struggling for a helping hand? ...[Continue Reading]