Author: Joyce W.

I Spy With My Little Eye

A few things to keep an eye on this week, Stronger NC supporters! State Board of Elections The NC State Board of Elections is still accepting public comments on proposed rule changes until July 31. See last week’s call to action and tool kit for more details. Health Care Trumpcare is not dead in the Senate with rumblings over the weekend that they may try to vote on the bill on Tuesday. Instead of “shock and awe” I think we are seeing a “shock and confusion” approach to this bill. Keep constituents confused so they don’t know what to...

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Public Comments Needed for State Board of Elections

The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics (NCSBOE) is seeking public comment to proposed rule changes now through July 31, 2017. Stronger NC has created this toolkit to help you better understand the changes as well as our recommended responses so you can provide feedback and public comment. http://strongernc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-7-16-NC-SBOE-Rule-Changes.pdf Public comment may be made through any of the following methods: Online Public Comment Portal Email: rules@ncsbe.gov Mail: Attn: Katelyn Love, Deputy General Counsel, 441 N. Harrington Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 A public hearing will be held as follows: Date: July 31, 2017 at Noon. Location: NCSBE, 441 N....

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Let Berger and Moore Know Where Your New Tax Cuts Will be Going if you Have School Aged Children

If you have school aged children, or are a teacher, chances are these supplies are on your shopping list this month: · Tissues · Scotch tape · Clorox wipes · Pencils · Loose leaf paper · Hand sanitizer · Dry erase markers · Glue sticks · Printer paper · Colored pencils · Index cards · Staplers/staples · Scissors · Pencil sharpeners · Paper clips · Highlighters · Red Grading Pens · Spiral Notebooks · Composition Notebooks The dreaded school shopping lists are starting to appear on school websites across the state. Parents will be spending hundreds of dollars stocking...

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Healthcare Calls to Make This Week

While Senators Burr and Tillis have already come out in support of the Senate version of the health care bill, both of their offices are still tallying public opinion on the bill, so it’s still worth a simple “I oppose” phone call to them. If you want to share specific concerns, here are a few ideas for you to discuss: Cuts to Medicaid This video provides a great explanation of what services Medicaid actually provides to hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country. The numbers may surprise you. How the G.O.P. Health Bill Would Change Medicaid We explain...

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The Insanity Otherwise Known as the State Budget

While we are all ready for a break, this week will require each of us to dig a little deeper and make a few more calls on a couple of very important issues facing North Carolina. North Carolina State Budget The Wake County Democrats summed up what happened last week very nicely. Here is what they said: “After two weeks of haggling out the differences in the versions passed by the House and Senate, legislative leaders released the final version of the 2017-19 budget late Monday night. Generally when conferees get together, they come up with a compromise between...

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