Tag:Rep. Jeff Collins

  • Secretive budget process efficient but bad for governance, analysts say

    Republican legislative leaders’ decision to hold secretive budget deliberations was bad politics, and could further motivate angry Democrats to flood the voting booth this fall, political observers say. GOP leaders counter that the budget they unveiled Monday night (links here) merely makes some minor adjustments…

  • ‘Raise the Age’ overwhelmingly passes House

    RALEIGH — North Carolina is one step closer toward raising the age for juvenile offenders. House Bill 280, Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, on May 17 passed the state House in a sweeping 104-8 vote. The bill would move 16- and-17-year-old nonviolent offenders…