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Locke’s Donald Bryson analyzes Civitas Poll results in Beasley/Budd U.S. Senate race

John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson discusses post-primary poll results in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd. Bryson offered these comments for a May 26, 2022, report on WNCN (CBS17).

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Plaintiffs urge N.C. Supreme Court again to move forward on Leandro

Advocates for hundreds of millions of new dollars in court-ordered N.C. education spending are renewing their appeals to the N.C. Supreme Court. Two filings Thursday urge the state’s highest court to take its next step in the long-running Leandro lawsuit.

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N.C. House bill aims at protecting consumers from being financially ruined by medical debt

A North Carolina House bill aimed at protecting consumers from being financially destroyed by medical debt was filed Tuesday, May 24. H.B. 1039, Medical Debt De-Weaponization Act would create a pro-family, anti-poverty consumer protection law geared toward setting transparent parameters around the provision of charity care, limiting the ability of large medical facilities to charge unreasonable interest rates and employ unfair tactics in debt collection.

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Senate Republicans back Medicaid expansion, with health care access reforms

The N.C. General Assembly's Senate leadership announced a health care proposal that includes Medicaid expansion under the federal entitlement program, the Affordable Care Act. The bill contains with work requirements for Medicaid expansion enrollees, and measures bill sponsors say would cut regulations on the healthcare industry that limit the number of providers and facilities. State Medicaid expansion could put more than 600,000 able-bodied, working age adults onto taxpayer-funded healthcare program.

Donna King
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Locke’s Terry Stoops analyzes N.C. Senate’s Parents’ Bill of Rights

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a Parents’ Bill of Rights proposed by the N.C. Senate. Stoops offered these comments during the May 25, 2022, episode of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Locke’s Terry Stoops analyzes N.C. Senate’s Parents’ Bill of Rights

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a Parents’ Bill of Rights proposed by the N.C. Senate. Stoops offered these comments during the May 25, 2022, episode of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Extreme Injustice: Superintendent Catherine Truitt On The Importance Of Parental Feedback, Season 2, Ep. 5

In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt to discuss a new parent advisory committee that seeks to get feedback on creating an education system that works for everyone.  Like what you hear? Hit subscribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn...

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Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. II, Season 2, Ep. 4

Hosts David Bass and Donna King are again joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss solutions to learning loss for K-12 students, including expanded school choice.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn more at ExtremeInjustice.com.

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Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. I, Season 2, Ep. 3

For the past two episodes, we’ve explored the academic, social, and mental health consequences of school shutdowns. So what about solutions? In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss a pathway forward.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss...

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N.C. House bill aims at protecting consumers from being financially ruined by medical debt

A North Carolina House bill aimed at protecting consumers from being financially destroyed by medical debt was filed Tuesday, May 24. H.B. 1039, Medical Debt De-Weaponization Act would create a pro-family, anti-poverty consumer protection law geared toward setting transparent parameters around the provision of charity care, limiting the ability of large medical facilities to charge unreasonable interest rates and employ unfair tactics in debt collection.

Theresa Opeka
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Senate Republicans back Medicaid expansion, with health care access reforms

The N.C. General Assembly's Senate leadership announced a health care proposal that includes Medicaid expansion under the federal entitlement program, the Affordable Care Act. The bill contains with work requirements for Medicaid expansion enrollees, and measures bill sponsors say would cut regulations on the healthcare industry that limit the number of providers and facilities. State Medicaid expansion could put more than 600,000 able-bodied, working age adults onto taxpayer-funded healthcare program.

Donna King
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Locke’s Terry Stoops analyzes N.C. Senate’s Parents’ Bill of Rights

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a Parents’ Bill of Rights proposed by the N.C. Senate. Stoops offered these comments during the May 25, 2022, episode of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Ted Budd wins NC’s US Senate GOP primary

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, who currently represents N.C.’s 13th Congressional District, has won the Republican primary for the state’s U.S. Senate race, according to the Associated Press, the New York Times, and CNN. Budd’s candidacy was given a major boost over key rivals after an endorsement by former President Donald Trump and big spending on...

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New anti-Beasley ad raises questions about her N.C. Supreme Court record

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley says in a recent campaign ad, “In the Senate, I’ll never stop fighting to make North Carolina safe.” A new anti-Beasley ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee calls that promise into question. NRSC unveiled the ad titled “Victims” on Friday, four days before Beasley was expected to win...

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62% of unaffiliated voters chose Republican ballot in N.C. early voting

According to data from the N.C. Board of Elections, 577,232 voters cast a ballot early, with 290,226 of those voters requesting a Democrat ballot and 284,568 voters requesting a Republican ballot, giving Democrats a 50.3% to 49.3% edge. But for context, in 2020, 68% of early ballots requested were for the Democratic primary. 

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N.C. Primary election results: Live updates

Update 10:42 p.m.: Cook Political Report calls NC11 GOP primary for Edwards over Cawthorn. Reports that Cawthorn has called to concede. Update 10:15 p.m.: Decision Desk HQ calls NC11 GOP primary for Edwards over Madison Cawthorn. Update 10:01 p.m.: Trey Allen, Donna Stroud, and Michael Stading comfortably winning GOP judicial primaries. Update 9:56 p.m.: DeVan...

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