NCDP Clips for April 9, 2013

  • Democrats gathered in Raleigh to stand up to the NCGA’s attac on voting rights, while Governor McCrory proposes privatizing economic development.

    Tuesay’s clips:


FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER – North Carolina Democrats call on Gov. McCrory to challege voter ID bills
North Carolina Democrats on Monday called for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to stand up to what they consider radical GOP lawmakers pushing a series of bills designed to restrict turnout among certain blocs of voters.

Democratic leaders and one lawmaker blasted a recently introduced voter ID law and other proposed legislation during a press conference in which they acknowledged that their weakened position in the General Assembly requires them to urge voters to contact their representatives.


WRAL – Bill would do away with voting machines
A bill filed by Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham, and Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, could force roughly 25 counties to do away with their voting machines.
House Bill 607 would require that all ballots cast in North Carolina be paper ballots.


NEWS & OBSERVER – McCrory wants nonprofit to lead econ development
Gov. Pat McCrory proposed Monday the creation of a private nonprofit corporation to spearhead North Carolina’s economic development and tourism efforts that he says will make the state become more competitive in the economic development game with other states.

NEWS & RECORD – Gov. Pat McCrory proposes sweeping changes to lure business
North Carolina doesn’t move quickly enough to catch major corporations and the thousands of jobs they can bring, Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday.
Those companies often go to other states. McCrory wants to stop that.
On Monday, he proposed sweeping changes in the way the state works to attract those businesses.


WRAL – Bill would confiscate cars from uninsured motorists
Rep. George Cleveland, R-Onslow, has introduced a bill that would allow the state to confiscate the vehicles of those pulled over and found to be driving without insurance.


WTVD – North Carolina House panel to review school safety bill
A bipartisan public school safety bill hailed by its sponsors as among the most comprehensive in the nation is getting its first review by North Carolina House members.
The House Education Committee scheduled debate Tuesday on a measure that would set aside tens of millions of dollars to help school districts hire more school police officers, counselors and psychologists. Other money would allow districts to install in every classroom panic alarms to alert authorities to trouble.


Clay Pittman
North Carolina Democratic Party
Twitter: @ClayPittman