Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017 Introduced Today

From League of Women Voters Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Robert Brady (D-PA) introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017 today, and did so with proud support from the League. This legislation enhances access for eligible voters in

Supreme Court strikes down legislative districts

From The Hill The Supreme Court upheld on Monday a lower court’s decision to throw out state legislative district lines, the latest ruling against districts drawn while considering race. The unsigned order, issued without any dissent, affirms a three-judge panel’s ruling

Tax cuts no big boost for NC, economists say

From Asheville Citizen Times State legislators who say tax cuts adopted this decade have dramatically boosted North Carolina’s economy might have slept through a few sessions of Economics 101, comments from some who teach the subject suggest. Income tax cuts

Cooper again sues GOP lawmakers over powers

From Asheville Citizen Times   RALEIGH, N.C. – Gov. Roy Cooper sued Republican legislative leaders again Friday over laws that he argues unconstitutionally erode his powers to appoint appeals court judges and members of board and commissions. Extending the conflict

U.S. Supreme Court agrees NC lawmakers created illegal congressional district maps in 2011

From the Raleigh News & Observer… The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina lawmakers relied too heavily on race when drawing congressional districts in 2011, affirming a lower-court ruling that forced legislators to create new maps last year.