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
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’
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
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.