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Poll Sheds Lights On Key Campaign Issue: Gay Marriage PDF Print E-mail
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By Rick Martinez   
Monday, 22 June 2015 05:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A new Elon University poll sheds lights on one of the most controversial social issues of the day: gay marriage.

The Elon pollsters asked North Carolinians if the Supreme Court should decide the legality of same-sex marriage for all states, or if individual states should decide.

The majority -- 54  percent -- said leave it to the states. Four out of 10 said it should be legal in all states.

When compared with the entire country, more North Carolinians want the states to decide: 54 to 47 percent.

N.C. Senate Democrats Go After Republicans Over Budget and "Wrong Priorities" PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 18 June 2015 05:07

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) -  Just days after N.C. Senate Republicans rolled out their new operating budget plan, their Democratic colleagues are blasting them for "wrong priorities."

In a news release, Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue Jr. of Wake County said of the new revenue and spending plan:

“Today, right now, middle class families continue to miss out on the economic recovery. And that is because Republican leadership in the General Assembly is not choosing to make them a priority. That needs to change. Right now, we’re getting outworked and out competed by South Carolina. And today, with this budget, I am afraid that trend will continue. Leadership continue to fail our students by underfunding education. They continue to put new taxes on middle class families, while giving tax handouts to large corporations. This budget, and it’s drafters, are again focused on the wrong priorities."

Blue adds that Democrats have tried, through amendments, to orient the plan toward other priorities.

Ellis Hankins, Former League of Municipalities Exec, To Run as Democrat For N.C. Senat PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 05:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - He used to advocate for cities and towns and now Ellis Hankins says he wants to advocate for Wake County residents in the North Carolina Senate.

Hankins announced this week that he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for the Senate seat now held by Democrat Josh Stein. Stein is thought to be seeking the party's nomination for Attorney General when Roy Cooper officially announces his run for governor.

In his statement, Hankins said Republicans in the Senate "have shown little or no interest in improving public education."

Hankins' wife is a lobbyist for the N.C. School Boards Association.

Is the High Court Political? Elon Poll Details N.C. Confidence in Supreme Court PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 June 2015 05:42

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the nation awaits a monumental ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court related to the Affordable Care Act, many North Carolinians say they have confidence in the high court.

The latest Elon University Poll asked this question:

How much confidence do you have at this time in the U.S. Supreme Court?
Results In North Carolina:

A great deal: 10 percent
A fair amount: 46 percent
Not very much: 34 percent
None at all: 5 percent
Don’t know/refused: 5 percent
Results In the United States:

A great deal: 11 percent
A fair amount: 49 percent
Not very much: 29 percent
None at all: 5 percent
Don’t know/refused: 6 percent

The full poll results can be found at elon.edu.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 05:44

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