Bad Bill of the Week

Bad Bill of the Week: Reversing Positive Election Reforms

Bad Bill of the Week: Reversing Positive Election Reforms

In this year’s legislative session Democratic legislators have submitted several bills that attempt to roll back sections of last year’s landmark election reform legislation (the Voter Identification Verification Act – VIVA), and this week’s Bad Bill highlights one of them. House Bill 1239, titled “An Act to Restore the Full…

Bad Bill of the Week:  Violating our Freedom of Association

Bad Bill of the Week: Violating our Freedom of Association

This week’s Bad Bill of the Week involves state legislators trying yet again to interject themselves into the voluntary association between employee and employer. Senate Bill 855, titled “No Employer Discrimination for Reproductive Health Decisions” does pretty much what the title says. Sponsored by Sen. Floyd McKissick (D-Durham), the bill…

Bad Bill of the Week: Trapping Your Kids in Failing Schools

Bad Bill of the Week: Trapping Your Kids in Failing Schools

Imagine the important things in your life: your spouse, your home, your favorite football team. What do they all have in common? You were able to choose them, not have them assigned to you by the political class. So when it comes to the important issue of children’s education, why…

Bad Bill of the Week:  Destroying Job Opportunities for NC’s Working Poor

Bad Bill of the Week: Destroying Job Opportunities for NC’s Working Poor

This week’s Bad Bill is thankfully just a joint resolution, but is important to spotlight as it advocates a topic that continues to be hotly debated both here in NC and nationwide. SJR 838, sponsored by Sens. Earline Parmon (D-Forsyth) , Don Davis (D-Greene) and  Angela Bryant (D-Halifax) is a…

Bad Bill of the Week: SB 730 – Medicaid Expansion

Bad Bill of the Week: SB 730 – Medicaid Expansion

This week’s bad bill would subject half a million North Carolinians to an already overcrowded Medicaid system and strain its already skyrocketing and bloated budget. Senate Bill 730, sponsored by Sens. Ben Clark (D-Cumberland) and Gladys Robinson (D-Guilford), would expand the eligibility guidelines for North Carolina’s Medicaid program to 133% of federal poverty guidelines, as…

 

Bad Bill of the Week: HB 1142 – Handout to Hollywood Cronies

Do you think your taxes are too high? Would like a tax break? Well, some NC legislators are happy to give you a big tax break – if you are a big Hollywood film studio. For years, North Carolina politicians have been tugging on the Armani suits of Hollywood execs…

 

Bad Bill Of The Week: SB 783: Paging Jim Black

In politics, it seems, bad ideas never die. This week’s Bad Bill of the Week – the first for the 2014 session – dredges up the type of legislative scheme that previously landed a state legislator in prison. Senate Bill 783, sponsored by Ralph Hise (R-Madison), Establish Chiropractor Co-Pay Parity,…

 

HB 803: Healthy and High Levels of Micromanaging and Bureaucracy for Our Schools Act

House Bill 803, Healthy and High Performance Schools Act, is a lengthy bill filled with mind-numbing amounts of detail in an attempt to micro-manage the lives of schoolchildren. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson), Rep. Rick Glazier (D-Cumberland), and Rep. Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg).…

 

HB 208: Thinking Inside the Box

This week’s Bad Bill of the Week has the intention of removing a barrier to employment opportunities for people with a criminal record, but like previous Bad Bills relating to employment, this one has unintended consequences that must be pointed out. House Bill 208, Ban the Box, is sponsored by…

 

HB 976: Gun-Grabber Wish List

After reading House Bill 976, the Gun Safety Act, it becomes hard to believe that Joe Biden, Diane Feinstein and Andrew Cuomo are nowhere to be found roaming the halls of the North Carolina General Assembly. After all, the Gun Safety Act reads as though it is straight out of…

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