Issue Briefs: 2011-2012 Legislative Session
Our Issue Briefs are designed to give you a quick overview of a specific issue, often one that is tied to a particular piece of legislation or proposed government action. Issue briefs are thoroughly researched and usually written by our government relations staff with input from research experts. We are beginning this feature on our website in April 2007, so prior issue briefs may not be listed. Check out our most recent issue briefs listed below by date published or select the subject category to the left that you would like to examine. Clicking on the title of the issue brief will initiate the process of downloading the issue brief in the PDF format. For more indepth analysis on numerous issues, visit the policy papers section of this website.
Analysis of a Bill to Legalize Video Poker-HB 1080
Under the guise of taxing "sweepstakes" gambling, House Bill 1180 would legalize the now banned enterprise of video poker and authorize an unlimited number of venues and machines across North Carolina. more
"It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over":
An Overview Of The Facts on Video Gambling in North Carolina
This packet provides legislators and citizens with an overview of the history, facts, and harms related to video gambling in North Carolina. It includes articles from Family North Carolina and Issue Briefs on gambling-related bills considered in the General Assembly.
Current Laws Relating To Video Sweepstakes
This issue brief outlines many of the current laws that relate to video sweepstakes.
"Charter School Checkmate":
An Overview Of The Facts on Charter Schools in North Carolina
This packet provides legislators and citizens with an overview of the history, facts, and successes related to charter schools in North Carolina. It includes articles from Family North Carolina and Issue Briefs on charter school bills considered in the General Assembly.
2009-2010 Legislative Session Issue Briefs