Monday Wrap - Yes, more 'Moral Monday' arrests

Posted June 16, 2014

— It was another ‘Moral Monday’ protest at the General Assembly, which, of course, meant more arrests.

Nearly 20 people were arrested outside the Senate chamber doors, days after a judge struck down rules regarding demonstrations inside the building.

This week’s protest focused on collective bargaining and raising the minimum wage.

In non-‘Moral Monday’ news:
- The Senate rejected the House version of the budget. Senate and House members will now meet to hash out their differences.
- The Senate unveiled their version of a coal ash plan with harsher deadlines, which environmentalists say isn’t harsh enough. Duke Energy said the deadlines may be too aggressive.
- Senators debated the nomination of Charlton Allen to the state Industrial Commission, which hears disputes between workers and their employers over workers compensation claims.


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  • Billy Smith Jun 17, 2014
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    The next election will look like a Ronald Reagan birthday party.

  • WRAL_USER Jun 17, 2014

    Nothing moral about what is going on in the NCGA by the GOP. This is why the protests are just picking up steam and will only grow as more NC citizens come to the realization that our NCGA under the oppressive control of the criminal GOP is the wrong direction. Bye Bye NCGOP!!! Good riddance!

  • Anita Woody Jun 17, 2014

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    I have to disagree with your entire comment even though I believe their protests are not always appropriate. The continued protest is bringing continued observance upon the work being done at the GA. The GA's overall opinion rating continues to fall. This is also bringing down Governor McCrory's approval rating. He is at the same level as Bev Perdue. In a statewide election (especially against Roy Cooper who has an overall favorable rating in the 60s for even Republicans) this continued attention will make it very hard for McCrory in a statewide election.

  • gotnoid Jun 17, 2014

    Look at the pictures in today's N+O of the protestors. Looks like Unions, special interest group and the same weirdo's from the 1960's who just got older.
    Seems like the Democrats would figure out that this is old news and is not working now if in fact, if ever worked.

  • goldenosprey Jun 17, 2014

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    Nothing moral about the corporate lackeys in the GA running our state into the ground.

  • censorbait Jun 17, 2014

    Nothing moral about this bunch of anarchists.

  • Charlie Watkins Jun 17, 2014
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    The Democrats should use the videotapes of the arrests in their political ads for the mid-term elections.