Press Releases

  • 10/27/2016  -  NCCPPR is now a part of EducationNC

    EducationNC is pleased to announce that the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research has been restructured and is now an integral part of EdNC’s organization and operations. EdNC is expanding its distribution of “knowledge journalism” – illuminating solid reporting with in-depth analysis – and the distinguished 40-year legacy of the Center strongly supports this expansion. This is another step in EdNC’s pioneering work to define the new media landscape in North Carolina and nationally.

  • 04/20/2016  -  Some of Most Effective Legislators in Both Parties Won’t Be Back, Says N.C. Policy Center

    Today, the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research releases its biennial report Rankings of Effectiveness, Attendance, and Roll Call Voting Participation for the North Carolina General Assembly.  

  • 01/29/2015  -  Meet Our 7 New Board Members And New Officers For 2015

  • 08/25/2014  -  Former Legislators Quickly Wield Influence As Lobbyists
  • 04/07/2014  -  Second-term Republicans Gain in New Effectiveness Rankings
    With a supermajority in the state legislature, Republicans claimed the top 15 spots in both houses in the new rankings of legislators’ effectiveness released today by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research.  President Pro Tem of the Senate Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) top the rankings for the second time in a row.
  • 03/31/2014  -  Evaluating the Use of Telepsychiatry for Rural Mental Health Services
    Evaluating mental health care in rural areas of North Carolina has never been easy.  Twenty-eight counties across the state do not have a psychiatrist, leading many people to seek treatment in their local hospital emergency rooms.  In a new study released today, the N.C.
  • 04/19/2013  -  Constitutional Amendments to the N.C. Constitution Proposed in 2013

    1. HB 6/HB 53 (NC Right to Work/ Secret Ballot Amendments):
    HB 6 introduced 1/31/13; Sponsors: Moffitt, Murry, Tillis
    HB 53 introduced 2/4/13, Sponsors: Goodman, Moffitt, Murry, Tillis
    - Would add anti-union “right to work” provision to the NC Constitution

    2. HB 8 (Eminent Domain): Introduced 1/31/13; Sponsors: Goodman, Lewis, McGrady, Stam
    - Would prohibit taking of private property by eminent domain except for a public use

    3. HB 9 (Speaker/ Pro Tem Term Limits): Introduced 1/31/13; Sponsors: Blust, Stam, Starnes, Tillis

  • 04/18/2013  -  How This Legislature Is Different and How That Affects State Policy

             The 2013-2014 N.C. General Assembly differs from other recent legislatures in its record numbers of Republicans and African Americans, its high numbers of freshman and sophomore legislators, and its large numbers of proposed Constitutional amendments.

  • 02/21/2013  -  Center Elects 9 New Board Members and Officers For 2013

    The N.C. Center for Public Policy Research announced the election of nine new members to its statewide 26-member Board of Directors today. The Center also announced its officers for 2013.

    New Center Board Members

    Elected to the Center's statewide Board of Directors for three-year terms (2013-2015) were: Noel Allen of Raleigh, Phyllis Bosomworth of Elizabeth City, Steve Bowden of Greensboro, Steve Brechbiel of Durham, Jean Gordon Carter of Raleigh, Rhett Mabry of Charlotte, Horacio Sanchez of Durham, Joe Warner of Rocky Mount, and Chris William of Charlotte.

  • 12/17/2012  -  Center Evaluates State Program Treating Mental Health Patients at Local Hospitals

    The N.C. Center for Public Policy Research released today the first independent evaluation of a statewide initiative to purchase bed space and build capacity for mental health patients in crisis at local hospitals across North Carolina. The goal of the program is to increase the number of beds available for mental health patients, keeping them out of hospital emergency rooms and out of the state psychiatric hospitals.