Tag:h.b.2

  • NBA All-Star Championship returning to Charlotte in 2019

    North Carolina professional basketball fans can rejoice: The 68th NBA All-Star Championship will be held Feb. 17, 2019, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Charlotte originally was set to host the 2017 All-Star Championship, but the NBA rescinded the award in response to House Bill 2, otherwise known as…

  • PARODY: Citing Duke loss, Rams Club wants H.B. 2 expanded

    CHAPEL HILL — Some UNC-Chapel Hill boosters think they have found a surefire way to return the Tar Heel men’s basketball team to dominance among its Triangle competitors. They’re urging boosters in other Atlantic Coast Conference states to push for laws resembling the recently repealed House Bill 2, Carolina Journal…

  • Cooper signs H.B. 2 ‘reset’ after whirlwind of compromises

    In fewer than 18 hours, the debate over House Bill 2 went from impasse to compromise, with Gov. Roy Cooper signing a measure repealing North Carolina’s infamous “bathroom bill.” “Today, our laws are catching up with our [welcoming] people,” Cooper said at a press conference after signing a revised version…

  • The bumpy road to H.B. 2 repeal

    Here’s a recount of the twists and turns of House Bill 2, the infamous “bathroom bill.” 2016 Feb. 23: The Charlotte City Council passes an ordinance adding gay and transgender people to an existing ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, and age to…

  • H.B. 2: Deal or no deal?

    Early evening recriminations and allegations of bad faith to resolve the lingering House Bill 2 saga flared up Tuesday between General Assembly Republican leadership and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, hastily called a 6:15 p.m. press…

  • Taylor: Latest H.B. 2 strategies pose risks for Cooper, NCGA leaders

    A compromise vehicle for the controversial “bathroom bill” could exact political consequences on Republican General Assembly leaders and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, one political analyst says. Andy Taylor, a political science professor at N.C. State University, said scuttlebutt suggests House Bill 186…

  • NCGOP compares H.B. 2 boycott calls with ‘hostage-taking’

    The state and national NAACP are calling for economic boycotts of North Carolina over House Bill 2 and other conservative public policy issues. Republicans condemned the action, and one top party official compared the action to hostage-taking. The Rev. William Barber, head of the North Carolina…