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Richard “HB2 is a state issue” Burr has an $861M Problem on His Hands

Richard Burr can’t seem to get it right on HB2.

 

Remember when he said that the discriminatory law wouldn’t deter companies from coming to North Carolina? And then he sat idly by while large businessesconcerts and sporting events all abandoned the state or made plans to find homes elsewhere.

 

Well now another one of Burr’s proclamations, that HB2 is simply a “state issue,” is falling flat on its face, and it could be a big problem for Burr—an $861 million problem to be exact.

 

Yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department informed North Carolina’s governor that HB2 violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX, which bars discrimination in education based on sex. This puts the state at risk of losing federal funding for education, which amounted to $861 million for the current school year.

 

“Richard Burr’s shameful defense of the discriminatory HB2 law hasn’t changed even as his state has lost millions in economic activity and thousands of jobs. But now that the law could cost North Carolina schools $861 million in funding, will he continue his blind and partisan support? North Carolinian students, parents and teachers eagerly await his answer.”—DSCC spokesperson Sam Lau

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