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Sep 22, 2014

NC Politics in the News - September 22, 2014

 

POLICY
Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday that the state’s recently created coal ash commission is only the beginning of his fight against similar panels that he believes may be violating the state constitution.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday wrapped up his actions on legislation left on his desk by the North Carolina General Assembly when it adjourned last month, signing two more measures but allowing a third to become law without his signature.
 
Giving a prisoner a cell phone is now a felony under legislation signed into law today by Governor Pat McCrory.
 
MEDICAID
The recommendation by Wos and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is the latest attempt at reaching a compromise on the hot-button issue of Medicaid reform.
 
North Carolina's health secretary said Wednesday her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible ways to expand Medicaid coverage to more people under the federal health care overhaul.
 
ELECTIONS
While the candidates slug it out on the stump and in debates, a constellation of allied groups are duking it out on state's airwaves trying push and pull voters to the ballot box with millions of dollars in air time.
 
While appeals court races are officially nonpartisan, political parties still closely follow them and often make endorsements.
 
North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he's expecting to run for a third U.S. Senate term in 2016.
 
EDUCATION
A commission on Monday will begin reviewing the Common Core targets for math and the English language that North Carolina's public school students must meet.
 
A North Carolina appeals court decided Friday that students who were approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even though a trial court judge had earlier struck down the program as unconstitutional.
 
ECONOMY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Through two months of this fiscal year, revenues coming into state coffers are about $50 million short of state budget projections and $200 million lower than the same two months in 2013.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday rolled out his administration's plan to help ensure North Carolina has the transportation infrastructure it needs for a growing population in the next generation.
 
Four high-level state Commerce Department officials spent last week crisscrossing the sprawling city of Tokyo, with its vast rows of office towers, glittering high-fashion districts and packed subways beneath the world’s largest metro area.
 
 
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