Jan 14, 2013

NC Politics in the News - January 14, 2013


A week after he was sworn in to office in a private ceremony, Gov. Pat McCrory took a public oath of office Saturday morning in North Carolina's traditional inauguration ceremonies.
Almost at the moment North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory stepped to the podium to deliver his inaugural address Saturday, the clouds broke, and a misty, overcast morning gave way to blue skies.
Dan Forest took the state’s No. 2 post Monday, pledging as lieutenant governor to have a closer relationship with the governor than his predecessor.
Republican Gov. Pat McCrory outraised his Democratic rival Walter Dalton 3-1, according to new reports posted Friday morning by the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
Secretary John Skvarla Wednesday named his team to run the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
A former Republican legislator and parole officer will serve as the new head of North Carolina's prison system.
Newly-elected and returning senators and representatives gathered at the North Carolina Legislature Wednesday to open the 2013 session of the North Carolina General Assembly.
House Speaker Thom Tillis pledged to keep North Carolina a union-free state in his opening address at the legislature Wednesday.
Former North Carolina Senator Jean Rouse Preston, 77, of Emerald Isle, a retired educator and North Carolina public servant, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Waterbury, Conn.
House Republicans are setting up a new nonprofit to help them talk to voters about the work they are doing and the challenges they are facing.
Lawmakers will return to Raleigh Jan. 30 to begin to debate legislation during the 2013 long session, which is expected to last at least four months.
A controversial bill to overhaul the state’s unemployment system is poised to be introduced when the state legislature convenes at the end of this month after a draft proposal was voted out of committee Tuesday.
For years, Charlotte political and business leaders complained the city didn’t receive its fair share of state highway funds.
The General Assembly will move gingerly but deliberately to pass a law this year requiring voters to show IDs at polls, said state Rep. David Lewis, chairman of the House election law committee.


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