FAILURE TO REPEAL HB2 SETS NC BACK EVEN MORE (Capitol Broadcasting Co. editorial) — After the Charlotte City Council acquiesced to GOP demands, legislative leaders failed to keep up their end of the deal to repeal HB2. In the missed opportunity to close some of the gaps that divide our state. Instead, suspicion and distrust carried the day. The bill that was offered Wednesday in the Senate was a devil’s bargain. On the one hand it would have repealed HB2, but on the other hand legislators would have continued to impose on cities and counties most of the provisions in the law. “This was not the deal. The deal was Charlotte repeals fully and we repeal fully,” said Sen. Jeff Jackson, D-Mecklenburg.