Tag:House Bill 2

  • A never-ending fight for freedom 

    The 2017 legislative long session is over. Kind of.  In the wee hours of June 30, on the eve of the new fiscal year, the General Assembly adjourned, only to schedule encore sessions in August and September.    The session started with what seemed like the unending distraction…

  • Many fights, few wins in Cooper’s first legislative session

    When Roy Cooper was elected governor of North Carolina, he faced an uphill battle to fulfill any of his campaign promises. Republicans held a supermajority in the General Assembly, essentially taking away Cooper’s veto power — his main form of leverage. Then in a special session before Cooper was inaugurated, legislators passed several measures further limiting Cooper’s power. They removed the governor’s ability…

  • Wallace: H.B. 2 repeal has not ended legal battles

    Repeal of House Bill 2 closed one chapter in the culture war. But a federal civil rights case spawned by the so-called bathroom bill is likely to go forward, said Campbell University constitutional law professor Greg Wallace. UNC-Chapel Hill student Joaquin Carcano, UNC-Greensboro student…

  • Businesses vote with their feet

    Just as most North Carolinians never volunteered to become grunts in some national war over LGBT rights, most sports leagues and corporate interests never signed up for a perpetual twilight struggle.

  • New poll reinforces public support for N.C. craft brewers

    Craft beer and small breweries have grown well beyond niche markets. What was once a novelty is now ingrained in a culture that prefers local products emphasizing quality over quantity. Yet North Carolina brewers — and to a larger extent the state’s distillers — are entangled…