Bad Bill of the Week

Bad Bill of the Week: ‘Soak the Rich,’ Drown the Poor

Bad Bill of the Week: ‘Soak the Rich,’ Drown the Poor

Reinstating a top rate of 7.75 percent on the state’s personal income tax would once again give North Carolina the highest top income tax rate in the Southeast, and one of the highest in the nation. Why do these legislators want to go back to the failed policies of the…

Bad Bill of the Week: Ending Voter ID Before it Began?

Bad Bill of the Week: Ending Voter ID Before it Began?

North Carolina is the first state to lose a voter photo ID case and the Republicans in the state legislature were the deciding factor. Late last week, out of nowhere, Republicans in the state Senate and House passed a bill that effectively gutted North Carolina’s never-implemented voter photo ID legislation.

Bad Bill of the Week: Student ID Bill Would Threaten Reforms

Bad Bill of the Week: Student ID Bill Would Threaten Reforms

Why do liberal legislators want to add to the list of acceptable voter ID’s with what is essentially a duplication of other already accepted forms of IDs?

Bad Bill of the Week: Government Force Interjected Into Work Agreements

Bad Bill of the Week: Government Force Interjected Into Work Agreements

The amount of paid sick time employers offer their workers is none of the government’s business. Mutually agreed upon terms of employment should not be criminalized.

Bad Bill of the Week: Imposing Absurd Levels of Micromanagement on School Meals

Bad Bill of the Week: Imposing Absurd Levels of Micromanagement on School Meals

This week’s Bad Bill of the Week features the resurrection of a Bad Bill feature from two years ago. House Bill 609, The Healthy and High Performing Schools Act, is sponsored by Reps. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe) and Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg). HB 609 is a near carbon-copy of…

Bad Bill of the Week: 10 Reasons the House Budget is a Bad Bill

Bad Bill of the Week: 10 Reasons the House Budget is a Bad Bill

Not only does the House budget exceed sensible measures of spending restraint, it is packed with unnecessary pork spending and handouts to well-heeled corporate cronies.

Bad Bill of the Week: Increasing Fees on Barbers

Bad Bill of the Week: Increasing Fees on Barbers

States should be seeking legislation to peel back burdensome and often unnecessary occupational licensing laws. Unfortunately, HB 191/SB 623 doubles down on this harmful practice and makes the burden even heavier.

Bad Bill of the Week: A Second Helping of Pork

Bad Bill of the Week: A Second Helping of Pork

Two months ago, we featured as a Bad Bill of the Week HB 245, which was a bill that would funnel state taxpayer funds to a local children’s museum in the bill sponsor’s district. Similarly, House Bill 416 Sampson County History Museum Funds, would direct state tax dollars to a…

Bad Bill of the Week: Taxpayer-Funded Political Campaigns

Bad Bill of the Week: Taxpayer-Funded Political Campaigns

Would it be okay if citizens were forced to vote for a candidate against their will? Of course not. So why do certain NC legislators think it okay to force citizens to financially support candidates against their will? This week's Bad Bill of the Week would impose this unjust mandate.

Bad Bill of the Week: More Government Meddling in the Workplace

Bad Bill of the Week: More Government Meddling in the Workplace

In a free society, employers and employees voluntarily agree to the terms of their relationship. Unfortunately, House Bill 816, Labor/Provide Relief for Caregivers, would further inject government into the employer/employee agreement.

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