Editorials

Editorials

City money for schools? Why that's a false hope

The North Carolina legislature included a provision in its budget allowing municipalities to use property tax to pay for public schools. It's a policy that is sure to create winners and losers, and to widen the gap between rich and poor and urban and rural.

Editorials

A 'futile and stupid gesture' by NC Republicans

North Carolina Republican legislators are putting the proposed state budget in a conference report. That means no amendments or real input by Democrats or most rank-and-file legislators. It's an arrogant move designed in part to hide from votes on higher teacher pay.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts discusses HB2

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts steps down next week after two turbulent years in the job. She sat down to talk about her handling of the Keith Scott protests, HB2 and other issues.