February 15, 2021
Joseph Coletti, John Locke Foundation senior fellow for fiscal policy, discusses North Carolina’s consensus revenue forecast unveiled in February 2021. Learn more here: “Consensus revenue forecast.”
The North Carolina Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening establishing rights for parents with school-aged children. The Parents' Bill of Rights passed 29 to 18 and went to the House Tuesday. If the House passes it as well, it would go to Governor Cooper, who will likely veto it.
In Tuesday night’s State of The Union speech, President Joe Biden focused his comments on a theme to “finish the job,” proposing new taxpayer-paid benefits, focusing on the more than 20,000 projects related to the infrastructure bill, and highlighting climate policy in the Inflation Reduction Act.
On Tuesday, an ACLU North Carolina lobbyist, Kristie Puckett Williams, made graphic, sexually harassing comments to conservative radio host Pete Kaliner during a Twitter discussion regarding N.C. Senate Bill 49, the Parents' Bill of Rights. Puckett Williams, Deputy Director of Engagement at the ACLU of N.C., tweeted at Kaliner criticizing his support of the bill and used more graphic directions for performing sexual acts.