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Charlotte Mayor Roberts says changing HB2 is ‘up to the General Assembly’

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Monday she was heartened by the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over House Bill 2.

“I applaud that Charlotte’s values are the values that the nation holds,” Roberts told the media after a City Council meeting.


Last week, Roberts, a Democrat, met with the top Republican legislative leaders about HB2. During the meeting, Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore proposed that Charlotte take a symbolic vote to repeal its nondiscrimination ordinance. In return, the General Assembly might modify HB2.

That idea doesn’t appear to have the support of Roberts or a majority of the City Council.

Read more here: http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/8184/charlotte-mayor-roberts-says-changing

Gov. Pat McCrory’s fight with feds carries big political risks, rewards

Gov. Pat McCrory’s move Monday to take on the Obama administration holds potential benefits and risks for the Republican as he runs for a second term against Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Among the possible upsides, political observers said: Firing up and turning out conservative voters, especially in a year when many of them might be tempted to stay home on Election Day because they don’t like the man at the top of the GOP ticket – Donald Trump.


In announcing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, McCrory cast it as push-back against another over-reaching power grab by the Democratic president in Washington.

“The Obama administration is bypassing Congress by attempting to rewrite the law and set restroom policies for public and private employers across the country, not just North Carolina,” McCrory said in a statement. “This is now a national issue that applies to every state and it needs to be resolved at the federal level.”

Read more: http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/8183/mccrory-fight-feds-carries-political

Virginia News - 5/10/2016

$7.5 million lawsuit filed against driver's doctor in seizure-related crash that killed Chesterfield man

Former billing clerk pleads guilty to stealing $871K from Virginia Physicians for Women

In Loudoun, Clinton touts equal pay, lower student debt

Taxpayer costs approach $4M in Virginia election lawsuits

Bristol Virginia Utilities shows culture of corruption, entitlement and greed

Virginia Intermont marks two years since closing, still trying to resolve financial issues

West Virginia News - 5/10/2016

Tomblin calls special session on budget for next week

West Virginia sees record number of early voters as contested races draw more to polls

Senate candidate from Logan County recovering after attack

West Virginia super delegates mostly siding with Clinton

Hillary Clinton: We owe West Virginia a real investment in its future

Maryland News - 5/9/2016

Man accused of killing 3 in Maryland expected in court

Maryland rolling out new driver's license, ID cards

New law puts Maryland at 'forefront' of birth control access
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 11:39 PM (1 replies)

Pennsylvania News - 5/9/2016

Penn State: No evidence Paterno, staff knew early Sandusky allegations

Bill to end seniority in teacher layoffs heads to Wolf

Judge: Franklin Institute violated rights of disabled guests

2 ex-police officers sentenced in bank fraud conspiracy

State examining why police are behind on reporting about rape kits

FBI sting, sham company, get bill through Pennsylvania Senate
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 10:48 PM (0 replies)

New Jersey News - 5/9/2016

NJ Senate moves to throw out Christie's new gun permit rules

N.J. Senate agrees to Christie compromise on food stamps

Trump taps Christie for key role if elected president

Corruption? Here? Bill would require ethics training for elected officials

Ex-Christie spokesman named acting NJ Transit chief of staff

Atlantic City symbolizes ugly American greed, Bernie Sanders

Permit process for new Hudson River rail tunnel could cost taxpayers $13B, report says

Sick leave bill pulled before vote in New Jersey Senate

N.J. state colleges brushing up on fundraising tactics

Kelly's anti-gay stand now haunts him

Lawmakers meet on saving Atlantic City

Clinton coming to Camden County

Thousands feel the Bern at Rutgers

Brawl among N.J. Democrats emphasizes North-South rift

N.J. prison escapee captured off Garden State Parkway
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 09:24 PM (3 replies)

Delaware News - 5/9/2016

Man deported 4 times found again in Delaware

Delaware leaders back Obama's shell company reforms

Delaware bill would ban sales of cough suppressant to minors

Delaware Democrats elect convention delegates

Biden emphasizes perseverance during DSU commencement
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 09:12 PM (0 replies)

California News - 5/9/2016

If you registered to vote at the DMV, check again

California nurses union is all in for Sanders. But can it tilt the outcome on its home turf?

Uber and Lyft are winning at the state Capitol — here's why

San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

Northern California counties battle over June 7 marijuana measures

Water rights will be next big California fight

Bernie Sanders to rally in Sacramento on Monday at Cal Expo’s Bonney Field

Interstate 5 widening to begin late this summer

FedEx truck driver who hit CHP officer arrested for DUI

When Covered California goes wrong, insureds get the runaround

Jamba Juice announces that it will move to Texas

Muslim student says her California high school's yearbook ID'd her as 'Isis Phillips'
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 10:04 AM (0 replies)

Texas News - 5/9/2016 - Statewide Concerns

Legislature to consider statewide regulations on Uber, Lyft

Bills Coming Due for Troubled Foster Care System

One Reason Why It’s So Hard to Fix Texas’ School Funding System

Texas Gets 15-Month Medicaid Reprieve, But Healthcare Crunch

Texas high-speed rail seeks federal agency certification

Texas judge takes voter ID to court

Budget Cuts Hit Early Childhood Intervention Program
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 07:47 AM (2 replies)
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