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Forecasting today’s legislative lowlights
Posted By Rob Schofield On May 2, 2013 @ 11:08 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The Predatory Lending Protection and Expansion Act — The Senate will vote on this proposal to jack up interest rates and fees on consumer finance loans  at a time of record low interest rates.
The Erosion of NC’s Commitment to Public Education Act — The Senate will also take up this proposal to create a separate authority to (sort of) oversee charter schools . The new conservative head of the State Board of Education called the proposal unconstitutional this morning.
The Omnibus Polluter Deregulation Act – Completing a trifecta of regression, the Senate will also consider a bill to roll back decades of negotiations, compromises, rule-making, and legislation on environmental protections .
The Kick Poor Kids and Families out of Pre-K Act – As reported here yesterday , the House is advancing a bill to dramatically reduce eligibility for the state’s award-winning pre-K program.
The Worker Rights Reduction Act – Not content to be the most aggressively anti-union, anti-workers’ rights state in the union, the House will vote on this ill-conceived bill to make it even harder for workers to join unions .
Can’t wait till next week!
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 this proposal to jack up interest rates and fees on consumer finance loans: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/04/03/getting-theirs-while-the-getting-is-good/
 proposal to create a separate authority to (sort of) oversee charter schools: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/05/01/bill-to-create-new-charter-school-oversight-board-keeps-moving/
 a bill to roll back decades of negotiations, compromises, rule-making, and legislation on environmental protections: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=s612
 reported here yesterday: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/05/01/saying-no-to-poor-kidsagain/
 this ill-conceived bill to make it even harder for workers to join unions: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=h872
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