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Nov 20, 2017

NC Politics in the News

2018 Elections

NEWS & OBSERVER: NC Republican won’t run for re-election in redrawn district

A pair of Republican women will depart the N.C. General Assembly at the end of their terms.

Clients in the News

NC COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER ASSOCIATION: Carolina Medical Home Network Accountable Care Organization Outperforms Targets

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released the CY2016 Accountable Care Organization (ACO) financial results.


NEWS & OBSERVER: Want to be a teacher? These 5 NC colleges were chosen for new teaching fellows program

Five schools announced Thursday will host the new version of the N.C. Teaching Fellows Program.

Energy & Environment

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: Chemours says move to revoke permit ‘unwarranted’

The company that owns a Bladen County plant said Friday that the state's effort to revoke the facility's wastewater discharge permit is unwarranted.

KINSTON FREE PRESS: Governor announces studies into Neuse, Tar, Cashie, and Lumber rivers

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that studies will be conducted on the Neuse, Cashie, Lumber and Tar rivers to help prevent future flooding in Eastern North Carolina.

In the Courts

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: GOP lawmakers tell expert to leave legislative maps alone

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders balked again Friday at having an outside expert redraw some House and Senate district boundaries and argued lines approved over the summer by the General Assembly should stay untouched for next year's elections.

WRAL-NEWS: Push to limit waivers of court fees will require at least 615 mailed notices monthly

The state judicial system has rolled out a workaround for a potential logistical nightmare that legislators dropped into the latest state budget.

WITN-NEWS: Suit seeks to stop new union limits in North Carolina farming

North Carolina's only farmworker union is challenging a law limiting organized labor's activities in and around the state's vegetable and tobacco fields and other agricultural operations.

WRAL-NEWS: State board asks NC Court to hear lawsuit against superintendent

The State Board of Education filed a petition Wednesday, asking the North Carolina Supreme Court to hear its lawsuit against State Superintendent Mark Johnson.

WUNC-NEWS: Judges rule it was proper for Treasurer to reduce disability benefits

A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals says a division of the State Treasurer's office acted properly to reduce disability benefits to a former state employee.

Local Government

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES: Asheville council to General Assembly: Law won’t let city draw districts

On the day of a state deadline to submit a plan for City Council districts, Asheville's elected officials are telling the Republican-majority General Assembly they can't do it.

CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES: Recount ahead in two races

Candidates in two municipal races in Carteret County called for a recount following Friday's vote canvass by the Carteret County Board of Elections.