Bob Rucho http://wunc.org en No More Pre-Registration Puts Youth Vote In Question http://wunc.org/post/no-more-pre-registration-puts-youth-vote-question <p>As the legislative wheels turn, the Voter Identification Verification Act was introduced, debated, and passed at light speed. It was late July - the last week of the General Assembly’s session - when Republican leaders introduced the sweeping voting changes.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:29:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 22009 at http://wunc.org No More Pre-Registration Puts Youth Vote In Question Rucho Resigns From Senate Committee http://wunc.org/post/rucho-resigns-senate-committee <p>The co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee has resigned from that group to protest changes to his legislative body's tax reform plan.</p><p>Senator Bob Rucho<a href="http://www.wral.com/asset/news/state/nccapitol/2013/06/13/12549052/Rucho_Letter_6.13.13.pdf"> submitted his resignation letter </a>to Senate President Phil Berger earlier this week. Rucho was the main architect of a Senate tax reform proposal that would have expanded the sales tax while lowering personal and corporate income tax rates.</p><p>But Berger <a href="http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=H998&amp;submitButton=Go">put forth an alternate plan</a> that would repeal corporate taxes without expanding the sales tax base as extensively. Rucho says he was disappointed by the move. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:49:24 +0000 Jessica Jones 17194 at http://wunc.org Rucho Resigns From Senate Committee