NC General Assembly

HB 17

To lose one's livelihood is a painful thing.

I lost mine in December of 2013.

I was one of 1,200 employees caught up in McCrory's 'reclassification' of state employees as 'political appointees'.

In October of that year I was reclassified as a political appointee even though I managed no one and managed no ‘program of importance to the Governor’.

In December of 2013 I was fired two weeks before Christmas, without cause and without notice. I was paid 4 hours for my last full day of work.

Whitehurst steps up

Taking a stand isn't that difficult. Especially when it's the right thing to do. Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat in Raleigh, North Carolina has now voiced his concerns regarding divisive legislation heading towards the North Carolina General Assembly. Religious Freedom Laws, as they are currently being portrayed, are nothing more than bigoted attempts at exclusion. While some may suggest that this is a back burner issue in light of recent backlash, it remains in full view of staunch ideology. Whitehurst is direct........

Our business is deeply rooted in the principles of collaboration and inclusion, where people from diverse backgrounds and experiences come together to share ideas, challenge the status quo, and spur innovation. We've seen first hand the impact of this collaboration among diverse groups of people. We cannot see any economic benefit from divisive legislation, and would prefer to see more attention given to issues that would have a demonstrable positive impact on all citizens.

I commend Mr. Whitehurst for speaking out. The Republican controlled North Carolina General Assembly and their continued zest for an improved business climate, should heed Mr. Whitehurst's words.

The crazy haze of passing on North Carolina's roads

House Bill 60 is a complete waste of time. No, seriously.

February 10, 2015
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE TO OVERTAKE AND PASS SLOWER MOVING VEHICLES ON PORTIONS OF THE HIGHWAY WHICH ARE MARKED BY SIGNS, MARKERS, OR MARKINGS PLACED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STATING OR CLEARLY INDICATING THAT PASSING SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED.

I mean, why didn't I think of this? A novel idea decades in the making that for whatever reason, has just now surfaced.

Women Advance: 'NC Medicaid Reform Explained in 2 Minutes'

SARA LANG:

I’m no expert on health insurance. Each time I go to the doctor I struggle to understand the myriad rules governing co-pays, out-of-network visits, and deductibles. It just makes my head swim.

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