Oct 19, 2015

NC Politics in the News


WRAL: Scrutiny, rhetoric ratchet up as Cooper officially joins governor's race
Attorney General Roy Cooper surprised virtually nobody Monday night when he made his 2016 campaign for governor official.

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: State Treasurer Cowell will not seek re-election
State Treasurer Janet Cowell, one of 10 top statewide elected officials, said in a message to supporters Tuesday that she would not seek re-election, setting off an immediate scramble for the position.

WECT: Tine cites session toll at home in declining re-election bid
A state House member who shifted his voter registration from Democratic to unaffiliated and aligned himself with Republicans this year says he won't seek re-election in 2016, citing strains of the North Carolina legislative session.

WRAL: Longtime lawmaker Daughtry won't seek re-election
Rep. Leo Daughtry, R-Johnston, said Tuesday that he won't run for re-election next year, ending his 28-year tenure in the General Assembly.

NEWS & RECORD: Top N. Carolina governor candidates come from middle
It's these competing visions that will clash if the two political heavyweights compete for the Executive Mansion in November 2016.

WRAL: Will 2016 Senate race spending be a repeat of 2014?
The 2014 U.S. Senate race in which Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis toppled Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan was one of the most expensive Senate races nationwide, and a race next year for North Carolina's other U.S. Senate seat could rival it.

Health Care

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Governor signs autism insurance bill into law
Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law Thursday a state Senate bill that requires health insurance coverage for individuals with autism.

Information Technology

NC GOV PRESS RELEASE: Governor McCrory’s Technology Initiative Receives National Award
Governor Pat McCrory’s initiative to modernize state government with the aim of making it more customer friendly for citizens has received national recognition.

State Government

NEWS & OBSERVER: Former Apex mayor named NCDOT deputy secretary
Former Apex mayor Keith Weatherly was promoted to deputy secretary of transit at the N.C. Department of Transportation on Monday.

NEWS & OBSERVER: Time, Money, and the Citizen Legislature
Watch an in-depth report on the issue of legislative session length and pay for members and staff of the North Carolina General Assembly.

State Regulation

NEWS & OBSERVER: Publicly supported companies should expect more scrutiny
Companies reliant on Medicaid funding that don’t pay their workers will soon face more scrutiny from health and human services officials.


CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: With tax credit back, historic renovations likely to ramp up
Developers around the state are dusting off dormant renovation projects after the legislature restored historic preservation tax credits in its budget last month.


WNCN: McCrory: Shorter wait times, better technology coming to NC DMV offices
Gov. Pat McCrory teamed with top officials at the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Transportation to announce big changes coming to DMV offices across the state on Monday morning.


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