government shutdown

INSTITUTE INDEX: NC tries to patch frayed social safety net with turnip greens

October 25, 2013 - Saying they hope to ease the pain from the federal government shutdown, Gov. Pat McCrory this week announced he was sending turnip greens from the state prison farm to food banks, while state budget director Art Pope's foundation said it would contribute $185,000 to various charities. But can such alms-giving make up for policies that weaken public assistance programs?

Government shutdown delays Texas voter ID challenge

October 4, 2013 - The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to delay its lawsuit against Texas over its voter ID law until Congress ends the current impasse and provides the department with funding for the new fiscal year. However, the shutdown isn't affecting the DOJ's suit against North Carolina's photo ID law -- at least not yet.