Some NC politicians seek to find common ground in House Bill 2
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Two months after House Bill 2 passed, some prominent former politicians say they want to bring a resolution to the fight over it.
Former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker (D) and former state representative and state budget director Art Pope (R) are co-chairs of a working group. Former Gov. Jim Martin (R) is an honorary co-chair.
They’re trying to get 12 to 16 people together to meet and make a series of recommendations.
They see an impasse between state legislators and Charlotte city leaders.
John Hood, who is president of the John William Pope foundation, is also working to organize the group.
“The notion is not necessarily to get everybody to agree on everything. That seems impossible. But instead to identify areas where there might be some accommodation,” he said. “It’s possible that one of the impediments to working out some kind of mutual de-escalation between the City of Charlotte and the