During this past long session, the General Assembly was unable to pass a budget. “Our 2019 session actually ran over into 2020,” Insko (D-District 56) said. “We didn’t pass the budget. We didn’t pass Medicaid expansion. We didn’t cut taxes.”
North Carolina has never had an openly transgender individual serve in the state legislature. In 2020, that could change. Two openly transgender candidates are seeking seats in the N.C. Senate four years after the state passed House Bill 2, which could bring new perspectives and progressive change to the state. “There’s a lot of voices not being heard in North Carolina,” Angela Bridgman of Wendell said. “Democracy is broken in North Carolina.”
Although it's illegal for cities in N.C. to raise the mandated minimum wage from $7.25 an hour, an Orange County initiative is trying to convince local businesses to voluntarily pay their employees a living wage.
After the recession of 2008, the effects on the local housing market influenced policy decisions in Chapel Hill, presenting many issues to affordable housing that have continued to bleed into the decade.
Many important topics were discussed at the last Orange County School Board meeting.
Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews had its soft opening last Friday, marking the opening of the newest coffee shop on Franklin Street.
On Sept. 3, parents were alerted by email to a random search that occurred at Carrboro High School.
Hillsborough commissioner Jenn Weaver is running unopposed for mayor, so the Board of Commissioners is seeking candidates to apply for her seat by Nov. 8.
Each principal had the opportunity to give the Board updates on what plans their schools are implementing to advance student development and growth.