Ray Nothstine, Carolina Journal opinion editor, urges N.C. lawmakers to enact constitutional carry protections. Learn more here: “Time to pass constitutional carry in North Carolina.”
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.
Lt. Gov. Robinson files brief supporting suit against Harvard and UNC
Robinson and Virginia Lt. Gov Winsome Sear have joined forces to pen a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Asian-American students suing Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill.
N.C. judicial primaries are crucial but fly under the radar
Judicial races decided in the fall will have a significant impact on the future of North Carolina, but as is often the case, these races are mostly flying under the radar of voters. That’s doubly true for a handful of key primaries in judicial races to be decided May 17. This year, two seats on the seven-member N.C. Supreme Court and four judges on the 15-member Court of Appeals are up for grabs.
Abortion law in N.C. after Roe
After the well-publicized leak of a draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, it appears a majority of the court could overturn the current federal precedent — as laid out in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The decision is likely to be released in May or June. If the justices follow through on provisions of the draft opinion, states would begin to operate under rules of their own, whether already passed or new legislation inspired by the change in federal law.