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Mar 31, 2014

NC Politics in the News - March 31, 2014

 

POLICY WATCH
Gov. Pat McCrory sat down for a Q&A with businessman and alternative education entrepreneur Bob Luddy at the Conservative Leadership Conference dinner on Friday night. 
 
North Carolina’s Medicaid shortfall this fiscal year isn’t expected to be as large as it has been in recent years, state budget officials told legislators Wednesday.
 
Tensions between state lawmakers and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos reached a new high Thursday at a rocky meeting of the commission that oversees government operations.
 
The General Assembly’s short session is coming, and when it does, there could be some changes in the education reforms the Legislature rolled out last summer.
 
Increasing access to affordable, healthy food isn’t easy, according to Maureen Berner, a professor at the UNC School of Government.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory is asking state agencies and leaders to tighten their fiscal belts in the final three months of the budget year. 
 
A federal judge ordered state lawmakers Thursday to hand over some public records related to last year's voter ID law, rejecting an argument that legislative immunity protected them from release.
 
PERSONNEL CHANGES
A Democratic state senator appears to be emerging as a strong candidate to be named the next mayor of Charlotte, though the field – and even the timetable for selection – remains in flux.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory has selected a Wake County judge to replace District Attorney Colon Willoughby Jr., who announced his resignation last week.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory has named six new members and reappointed three existing members to the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission.
 
ELECTION & CAMPAIGN
North Carolina is little more than a month away from the primary elections that will set the stage for another round of high-profile electoral battles in November.
 
In a year of key state elections, the Democratic and Republican parties are trying urgently to turn out their bases — and a growing number of unaffiliated voters could be a headache for both parties, if they show up at the polls.
 
 
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