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Oct 9, 2017

NC Politics in the News


WRAL-NEWS: State board members asks NC superintendent to address ‘the elephant in the room’

State Superintendent Mark Johnson smiled Thursday as he showed a picture of himself sitting on an old North Carolina school bus.

NEWS & OBSERVER: NC narrows list of schools under consideration for state takeover

Two low-performing schools, including one in Durham, are no longer under consideration for being taken over by the state and handed to a charter school operator in 2018 in an attempt to raise student achievement.

Energy & the Environment

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: Chemours must expand testing area for GenX

State officials said Thursday that they have told a Bladen County plant to expand the area in which it is testing for a potentially harmful chemical.

October Special Session

WRAL-NEWS: Judicial redistricting clears House; GOP wants to cancel 2018 judicial primaries

The N.C. House approved a statewide redraw of judicial districts Thursday night over objections from Democrats who called for delay, but acknowledged a need for at least some changes.

WRAL-NEWS: Cooper vetoes judicial bill, signs budget bill

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that would have cancelled next year's judicial primary elections, saying he saw it as a precursor to a GOP push to appoint judges instead of having the public elect them.

ASHEBORO COURIER-TRIBUNE: Legislators approve Guilford ‘legal notices’ bill

The N.C. General Assembly approved a measure Thursday allowing local governments in Guilford County to publish required public notices on their own websites rather than on newspapers’ print and online pages.

WRAL-NEWS: General Assembly overrides governor on environmental veto

The General Assembly on Thursday overrode Gov. Roy Cooper's veto on a wide-ranging regulatory reform bill that environmentalists had targeted largely over stormwater concerns.

MT. AIRY NEWS: HB 56, landfill bill, clears veto into law

The General Assembly on Wednesday overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a wide-ranging environmental bill that could have an impact locally.


NEWS & OBSERVER: Wake County wants you to pay a new fine if you illegally pass a stopped school bus

Drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus in Wake County could soon be forced to pay a new fine.