BlueNC @
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:46am

open thread
1,144
BlueNC @
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 2:53pm

They can make you or break you:

NC FILM CREWS: BOYCOTT GOP ADS from The Bully Documentary Co on Vimeo.

833
BlueNC @
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 10:36am

A creative opportunity from our friends at NC Policy Watch:

There are many descriptors that fit the Senate plan — especially the hyper-cynical proposal to steal money from everyone else in order to give teachers a raise (a raise predicated upon their surrender of the right not to be fired arbitrarily): “The Divide and Conquer Budget,” “the Blackmail Budget,” “the Extortion Budget,” “the Blood Money Budget,” “the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Budget,” “the Art Pope-Koch Brothers Fantasy Budget.” Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue rightfully likened to Senate plan to a proposal to burn down the schoolhouse in order to give teachers the insurance money.

Got any suggestions?

nc policy watch
1,248
BlueNC @
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:41am
2,324
BlueNC @
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:28pm

Who said lapel pins couldn't make a difference?

In 2013, the state House passed a bill that would have required insurance companies to offer coverage for autism-related services. That measure stalled in the Senate but would be eligible for the "short" legislative session, which begins on Wednesday.

In the interim, a committee appointed to study the state's response to the Affordable Care Act crafted a two-pronged bill. One part of that measure would require insurers to display the added cost of the Affordable Care Act on people's insurance bills. The other part of the measure would commit the state to not imposing any new insurance mandates – requirements for coverage – for two years, starting in 2015.

Proving once again, it doesn't matter what (little) good the NC House can accomplish, if the power-hungry Republicans in the NC Senate refuse to act on it. And you know why they do this? Because it sends a clear message to all the lobbyists and wealthy businessmen just exactly where their campaign contributions need to be spent, if they want something done. In case you're wondering about the "lapel pins" reference:

780
BlueNC @
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:24am
Greg Flynn
421