Andy Taylor, a professor of political science at NC State University, said the “brunch bill” before the NC legislature has pitted different interests against each other. Restaurants, manufacturers, the tourism industry and urban areas have generally supported the bill out of economic interests, but socially conservative and religious groups have opposed it. Taylor said social conservatives see a greater opportunity for access to alcohol as having negative social consequences.
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Welcome Irwin Morris to the School of Public and International Affairs
Irwin Morris has been named Executive Director of the School of Public and International Affairs, effective July 1, 2019. He most recently chaired the Department of Government and Politics and served as professor of political science at the University of Maryland at College Park.