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    Trump dragging Tillis down?

    NYT headline: Trump’s Sagging Popularity Drags Down Republican Senate Candidates And of course one of those candidates is Sen. Thom Tillis who— according to an NYT Upshot/Siena College poll of registered voters in North Carolina–is trailing Democrat challenger Cal Cunningham by 3 percentage points. The president has sagged…
    Sam Hieb, June 25, 2020
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    CDC: Drive alone

    Antiplanner drops this piece of news: For more than a month, transit agencies have been telling people not to ride transit unless they are “essential workers.” Now those same agencies are outraged that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is giving people the same advice as they go back…
    Sam Hieb, June 22, 2020
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    Charlotte left holding the contracts after RNC departure

    By now you’ve heard the Republican National Conventionis moving to Jacksonville after President Trump and Gov. Roy Cooper were not able to work out their differences. Now–we knew this–Charlotte is with the many contractual liabilities related to hosting a national convention: Republican officials announced last week that they’re moving…
    Sam Hieb, June 16, 2020
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    Candidate Question: What is the status of Association Healthcare Plans?

    What is the status of association health plans in North Carolina? JLF’s Health Care Policy expert, Jordan Roberts has the answer: During the 2019 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an association health plan bill with bipartisan support. Governor Cooper did not sign or veto the bill, and…
    Becki Gray, June 10, 2020
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    NC bar owners file suit against Cooper over reopening

    Charlotte Observer reports: A group of nearly 200 bar owners in North Carolina have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper in an effort to immediately reopen bars in the state. Last month, when Cooper moved North Carolina into Phase Two of its coronavirus reopening plan, restaurants, brewery taprooms…
    Sam Hieb, June 10, 2020
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    RNC lite in Charlotte—‘disappointed but hopeful’

    As the Charlotte Observer reports, city and Republican leaders “are scrambling to figure out what’s next” following President Trump’s declaration that he would not accept his party’s nomination in the Queen City: John Lassiter, CEO of Charlotte’s host committee, said his committee is trying to broker an agreement that…
    Sam Hieb, June 8, 2020
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    RNC moving from Charlotte…..???

    Both NYT and Charlotte Observer report Republicans are moving the “public portion” of the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte following President Trump’s tweets last night: …millions of dollars, and jobs, for the State. Because of @NC_Governor, we are now forced to…
    Sam Hieb, June 3, 2020
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    Greensboro civil rights museum vandalized during protests

    Downtown Greensboro was hit hard during Saturday’s protests over the death of George Floyd–but further north on Elm Street the city’s famous International Civil Rights Center and Museum—the birthplace of peaceful protest that launched the civil rights movement—was also vandalized: John Swaine stood outside the International Civil Rights Center…
    Sam Hieb, June 1, 2020