Sep 25, 2017
NC Politics in the News
WBTV-NEWS: Schools considered for alternate control whittled to 6
Six academically low-performing elementary schools in four local districts
are still being considered to participate in a new North Carolina program
where outside school operators are hired to run them.
Energy & the Environment
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Money aimed at water pollution is in limbo as
Cooper vetoes environmental bill
Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday said he would veto a catch-all bill full of
changes to environmental laws, including funding aimed at the Cape Fear
River pollutant GenX.
WRAL-NEWS: Regulators demand data on possible airborne GenX release
Regulators from the state’s environmental agency are asking the chemical
company under investigation for releasing unregulated compounds into the
Cape Fear River for more data about whether those same compounds were
released into the air.
In the Courts
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES: Legislators: New districts should be approved
for 2018 elections
New legislative district maps that North Carolina lawmakers approved last
month eliminate any unlawful racial bias federal judges ruled was in
previous maps and should be permitted for use in the 2018 elections,
Republican legislators who helped draw them argued Friday.
WRAL-NEWS: Cooper’s confirmation battle resurfaces
After a pause of several months, Gov. Roy Cooper's challenge to Senate
confirmation of his cabinet resurfaced Wednesday at the state Court of
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Appeals court reverses ruling that had favored
Regulations approved by North Carolina state education leaders are subject
to review by a commission like most other government agencies, a split
appeals court panel ruled Tuesday in another legal setback for the State
Board of Education.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Chairman: New proposed judicial maps out at next
The leader of a North Carolina House committee considering changes to
judicial election districts says updated boundaries based on outside
feedback will be considered at the panel's next meeting, possibly next
NEWS & OBSERVER: What role did pharmacy companies play in opioid
crisis? NC’s attorney general is investigating
Josh Stein, North Carolina's attorney general, announced on Tuesday that he
and 40 other attorneys general had expanded their investigation into
manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids in an attempt to
hold the pharmaceutical industry responsible for its part in the nationwide
JACKSONVILLE DAILY NEWS: Muller selected for fill Millis seat
Former county Republican Party Chairman Bob Muller was selected Tuesday
night to fill the House seat vacated by former Rep. Chris Millis, R-Pender,
who resigned as of last week.