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Must read editorial explains what we ought to do next in NC

Be sure to check out this morning’s Capitol Broadcasting Company editorial on WRAL.com. It’s hard to say at this point what’s next with the powers that be in our state, but the “to do” list it spells out ought to be a no-brainer:

Six must-do tasks to get NC back on track

The election’s done. Now it’s time to get down to the real work of reversing North Carolina’s fallback and move ahead. The governor — whom ever that will be — and the General Assembly should achieve the following key objectives within 100 calendar days of the legislature’s opening session – by April 20, 2017. These are not matters of partisan difference, but where majorities of North Carolinians agree.

Repeal HB2. North Carolina has suffered enough. Get rid of all of it, no strings attached.

Enact non-partisan congressional and legislative redistricting. The courts have already ordered new districts, here’s an opportunity to do it right, avoid needless litigation, give North Carolinians fairer representation and maybe even save the taxpayers millions in the process.

Expand Medicaid to provide health insurance to 500,000 uninsured North Carolinians. This is a no-brainer. The federal government pays 90 percent of the cost, it creates tens of thousands of jobs, helps keep rural hospitals open and will add about $3 billion to the state’s economy annually….

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