June 6, 2016

The Garden City Telegram June 5, 2016 by Debbie Schiffelbein Kansas Republican leaders frequently complain about overreach — except when they’re the ones grabbing for more control. For example, when the Obama administration mandated bathroom policies for every public school in the country, Republicans legitimately decried the move as federal overreach. But …

May 26, 2016

On Labor May 25, 2016 by Melissa Greenberg Increasingly frustrated by their inability to affect employment law at the federal and state level, progressive advocates have turned their attention to local government.  At this level, they have been able to enact ordinances to raise the minimum wage, guarantee paid sick day …

May 20, 2016

The Huffington Post May 19, 2016 by Cody Lyon A late night New York City dinner conversation with a friend turned to the firestorm surrounding North Carolina and HB2, otherwise known in the halls of the ridiculous and intolerant as the ‘bathroom bill.’ “Don’t Republicans support state’s rights and less government …

May 16, 2016

San Antonio Express News May 14, 2016 by Gilbert Garcia Dan Patrick believes in local control. Except when he doesn’t. It infuriates the lieutenant governor to see power-hungry federal officials tell local school districts how to conduct their affairs. After all, any sensible person knows that telling school districts how to …

May 13, 2016

Charlotte Business Journal May 13, 2016 by Erik Spanberg The sharp disagreements over anti-discrimination policy for gay and transgender people in North Carolina resonate with Lisa Graves. That’s because Graves, as executive director at the Center for Media and Democracy, a national investigations group that describes itself as nonpartisan, closely follows …