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Want to vote in May? You’ll need to be registered today

Gone are the days of registering to vote during early voting! If you want to take part in the fast-approaching May 6th primary, take note that today (Friday) is the deadline for getting registered to vote.
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Licensing All Drivers in North Carolina

Earlier this week the Budget & Tax Center released an analysis of the economic and fiscal impacts of providing all drivers a license regardless of immigration status.  The findings suggest that more than 250,000 undocumented immigrants could be eligible …

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Correcting seven myths about Medicaid (plus the real reason the right opposes expansion)

The wonks at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released an outstanding little report this week about America’s health insurance program for low-income people and some of the biggest myths that have been perpetuated about it.
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New poll shows NC’s marriage discrimination amendment is already unpopular

It’s been less than two years since North Carolina officially enshrined discrimination in its constitution by passing the execrable Amendment One. Now, less than 24 months later, just as Speaker Thom Tillis famously/infamously predicted, the law seems fast on its … Read More...

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Lunch Links

Lots of education news swirling around out there, so here are a few stories to keep you up to date as you enjoy your midday meal.
First, the great reporters over at WUNC have a few really interesting education stories … Read More...

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The business case for Medicaid expansion in NC

Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in UNC Greensboro’s Center for Business and Economic Research, has a great column in the Charlotte Business Journal this week making the strong business case for why NC should accept the billions of federal dollars … Read More...

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Editorial: NC should reverse course, help the unemployed

The lead editorial in this morning’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer tells it like it is with respect to the issue of unemployment insurance and North Carolina’s harshest-in-the-nation decision to cut off benefits to folks in need:
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Couples ask federal court to block enforcement of state’s same-sex marriage ban

Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation are ramping up the challenge to the state’s same-sex marriage ban, today filing a new complaint in federal court on behalf of three married, same-sex … Read More...

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