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POV: In Defense of Millennials

Everywhere we go, people ask my college professor husband, “What’s up with young people these days?” They think he has a unique perspective on READ

A Note to the North Carolina Lottery: Spend More on Education, Not Advertising!

Gambling seemed to be a top-of-the-mind issue for many legislators during this year’s “Short Session” of North Carolina General Assembly. Two identical pieces of READ

NC General Assembly Short Session Adjourns

NC Legislators have put the 2018 Short Session to bed, until November 27, 2018 when both chambers are scheduled to reconvene. Both the House READ

Bill Sponsors Pull Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling Proposal

A bill that would have legalized Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) gambling in North Carolina was pulled from consideration after being debated in a State House READ

ALERT: Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling Bill Scheduled in House Committee Tomorrow!

A bill that would legalize Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling in North Carolina is scheduled to come up for debate in a House committee tomorrow, READ

ALERT: Bills Would Double Lottery Advertising!

Measures have been introduced in both the State House and Senate to authorize the State Lottery Commission to double the amount it spends on READ

Take A Stand Against Video Gambling!

Illicit video gambling parlors are preying on families across North Carolina, and we must take action to end this harmful activity in our state. READ

NC General Assembly Returns For “Short” Legislative Session

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly assembled in Raleigh this week for the start of the 2018 “short” legislative session. Like all “short” READ

High Court Strikes Down Federal Ban On Sports Betting

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on Monday that strikes down a federal law banning sports betting in the U.S. and opens the READ

Social Cost an Essential Factor in Assessing Gambling’s True Impact

A recent meeting at the NC General Assembly exemplifies what is so problematic about state-sponsored gambling. Inevitably, when governments resort to gambling to raise dollars READ

NC Family Stands Against Online Gambling Expansion!

Earlier this week, the NC Lottery Commission shelved a proposal that could bring legalized online video gambling to every mobile phone, tablet and home READ

NC Family Signs Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Sports Gambling Case

NC Family signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief to the United States Supreme Court this week opposing the expansion of gambling in question in Christie READ

POV: Lean Across The Aisle

I remember when it happened to me. I was sitting in a conference room at NC State University as a part of a group READ

POV: A Scourge that North Carolina Needs to Eliminate

In preparation for NC lawmakers returning to Raleigh this week for a special session, NC Family President John L. Rustin wrote the following opinion READ

Gov. Cooper Vetoes Casino “Game Nights” Gambling Bill

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would allow nonprofit organizations to conduct Las Vegas-style casino “game nights” for fundraising purposes in READ

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