Good morning, and thank you all for being here today! I particularly want to thank Dr. Holden and RTI International, our guests from the research community, and my staff, Nora Blalock, Asher Hildebrand, and Lawrence Kluttz, for convening this timely discussion of an important topic on very short notice.
Happy teacher appreciation week! This annual celebration is an important reminder of the vital – and often thankless – work that teachers do to improve the lives of students and to build a stronger future for our state and our nation.
In The News
By Rose Laudicina, Staff Writer
Despite the country's struggling economy, Orange County has seen tremendous growth in a major industry in the area in recent years. That industry is agriculture.
Millions of people searched for answers somewhere other than Wikipedia Wednesday.
The website, an online encyclopedia, went dark at midnight and will remain so until midnight tonight.
It's a move to protest anti-piracy laws moving through Congress. Google also put a black rectangle across its logo with the comment, "Tell Congress: Please don't censor the web!"
In an interview today with Boston's NPR News station (WBUR-FM), Rep. Price discussed the politics and policy behind presidential primary scheduling. Rep. Price, who taught political science at Duke University before being elected to Congress, previously served as a co-chair of the Democratic National Committee's Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling.
By Heather Moore
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. -- North Carolina is now home to the nation's first pandemic-ready flu vaccine manufacturer. On Monday, federal government leaders declared Novartis' Holly Springs facility ready and able to respond in the case of an international flu outbreak.
By Steve Ford
Church bells did not ring, nor were fireworks shot off, to herald a recent ruling by some federal judges in a North Carolina money-in-politics case. But when the federal courts, having opened the spigots on special interest campaign contributions, now find a limitation they can live with - well, that's progress.
Rep. Price joined Public Radio East to talk about his decision to co-sponsor the Small BREW Act, which would cut the excise tax on beer produced by small brewers. North Carolina is home to more small breweries than any other state. The story also focuses on other aspects of the effort to pass the legislation.
By Ben Pershing
The House voted along party lines Thursday to abolish public funding for presidential campaigns and eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, the latest salvo in separate battles over deficit reduction and alleged voter suppression.
By Laura Leslie
Fourth district Democratic Congressman David Price earned a mention in a New York Times editorial yesterday on public campaign finance.
House Republicans will surely invoke their all-purpose rationale — deficit savings — as they try on Thursday to repeal the public financing option for presidential campaigns. This is the highly effective reform enacted after the Watergate scandal.
By Andrew Joseph
Eleven reform groups wrote a letter to members of the House today asking them to oppose a bill that would stop public money from going to presidential campaigns and party conventions and terminate the Election Assistance Commission.
The House is expected to vote on the bill -- H.R. 3463, introduced by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) -- Thursday.