North Carolina lawmakers push bill to block local efforts to ‘defund police’

North Carolina Republicans have proposed a bill that would reduce state funding for local governments that cut local police funding.

Senate Bill 100 would reduce state money for cities or counties that cut police funding by more than 1% of what the law enforcement or other departments received the previous fiscal year. Under the bill, local governments that cut police funding would see an equivalent decrease in funding from the state.

Sponsors of the bill said it is a response to national outcry after the death of George Floyd to “defund the police.”

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