In what can only be seen as a defeat for Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, the self-mobilization of gun owners there blocked one of his party's biggest proposals — a ban on ... Keep Reading
North Carolina remains one election from going the way of Virginia on guns
The recent rally in Richmond, Virginia pushing back against proposed gun control laws is receiving a lot of national attention. Attendance at the rally was estimated at 22,000 to ... Keep Reading
Virginia Adds Half-a-Billion to Medicaid Expansion Costs
Whether or not to expand Medicaid will likely be one of the big questions North Carolina lawmakers will during the Spring legislative session. Thirty-six states have voted to ... Keep Reading
ESA bill goes to VA Governor’s desk
The Virginia House and Senate have approved legislation (HB 389) that creates an Education Savings Account (ESA) for children with special needs. The bill, introduced by Rep. ... Keep Reading
Virginia Fighting Back Against EPA, Is NC Next?
State legislators in Virginia are moving legislation to protect energy consumers from the higher utility bills that would result from the EPA's new draconian regulations. As ... Keep Reading
Federal Courts Take Up Obamacare Suits
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit heard a suit filed by the Thomas More Law Center challenging Obamacare today. So far, the consensus by the oral arguments is that ... Keep Reading
ABC Privatization Debate Forthcoming?
Per a News & Observer report, the chairman of the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABC) Jon Williams expects a debate on whether to privatize liquor sales in ... Keep Reading
Virginia’s McDonnell Wants to Privatize Liquor Sales
While North Carolina moved to centralize control over the state’s archaic liquor system and redesign the system’s ethics regulation (see legislation here), Governor Bob McDonnell ... Keep Reading