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Oct 30, 2017

NC Politics in the News


CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: N. Carolina revenues slightly behind target through September

North Carolina tax collections are trailing slightly what legislators anticipated when forming the state budget last summer.


NEWS & OBSERVER: Charter school transportation may be worth considering, NC Senate leader Berger says

Greater support for charter school transportation is "something we may need to look at," Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said Tuesday.


WRAL-NEWS: Legislators grapple with science, scope, of industrial chemicals in NC water

There are times when more than half of the water flowing in the Haw River is actually treated wastewater, a top state water scientist told a legislative committee Thursday.

WRAL-NEWS: After Chemours stops GenX release, DEQ won’t pull permit

State environmental regulators say they have decided not to pull the permit for Chemours, the company found to be releasing GenX into the Cape Fear River -- at least for now.

In the Courts

NEWS & OBSERVER: Stanford law professor could help draw NC legislative districts

Federal judges announced their plans on Thursday to ask a Stanford University law professor to look at nine North Carolina legislative districts as they weigh the constitutionality of election maps adopted in August.

WSOC-TV: Republican lawmakers who oppose LGBT deal want lawsuit over

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders want a judge to throw out a lawsuit that focuses on the latest version of the state's "bathroom bill."

Judicial Reforms

WRAL-NEWS: Berger: New judicial panel part of dialogue on options

The North Carolina Senate's top leader says he wants a "thoughtful dialogue" from many perspectives in the coming months about potentially dramatic changes to the state judiciary.

Party Affiliation Change

WECT-NEWS: Veteran state lawmaker Brisson changing parties, joining GOP

As he prepares to run for a seventh term in the North Carolina General Assembly, Rep. William Brisson of Dublin is changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.