Pocahontas is at it again! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016
“We’re not at a place here where we’re jumping for joy that Trump is saying all the right things or leading in a way that we’re the most proud of right now,” the freshman congressman from Greensboro said Thursday, fresh off a 56-percentage-point drubbing of his primary opponent. “Until he’s willing to do that, I’m not going to sell out just for sake of jumping on the bandwagon.”
Walker said that while he’s offended by some Trump remarks, he finds likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton still more offensive – and that he will support the Republican nominee.
a leader of House conservatives, endorsed Ted Cruz during the Republican primary contest but told WLOS this week he would support the party’s nominee even after Trump suggested a judge’s Mexican heritage kept him from being impartial. Meadows said he’s “not supporting that, whether you call it racism or a poor choice of words. Standing by that is not something that I would do or condone.”Which, once again, makes me wonder: What exactly is the line Trump has to cross that will enable these gentlemen to locate their principles?
Over McCrory’s warnings, the legislature overwhelmingly approved the bill with enough votes to sustain an override, the governor vetoed it and said he would take the conflict to court if overridden. McCrady had said the House expected to take an override vote on Wednesday.Instead of overriding the governor’s veto—and thus making the governor look feckless in an already-difficult election year—lawmakers are working toward a compromise.
Duke Energy is aligned with the legislature and against the governor in supporting Senate Bill 71. The bill would reconstitute the Coal Ash Management Commission, which McCrory disbanded after the state Supreme Court ruled the legislature overstepped its authority in creating it.
The utility prefers to have a commission review recommendations by the McCrory administration on the closure and cleanup of Duke’s coal ash ponds around the state. The administration wants to require all 33 sites be excavated, which Duke Energy contends is unnecessary and costly.
The bill would guarantee connections to municipal water supplies or filtration systems for neighbors of coal ash ponds who use well water. The administration says it already has the tools to ensure clean water is provided, and says the bill would make those residents have to wait longer than they would under the current law.4. Lawmakers want to give charters even more money.
Charter schools want a bigger slice of the money that traditional public schools receive. Their fight to get it has played out for years in legislative committee rooms and courtrooms.
The battle is now back in the legislature, where the House is considering whether it should go along with a Senate proposal to have local school districts send more money to charters.
The state and counties give charter and traditional public schools money for each student. But several questions about funding sources remain, including whether charters should get a share of grants that schools win for specific purposes or of federal money that school districts receive to cover indirect costs of administering programs.
Traditional public schools say they need every dollar, and it isn’t fair to have to dole out money to charters that don’t have to cover program costs.
Charters say they need the money, too, and they aren’t treated fairly under current law.
North Carolina has 158 charter schools.