Feb 27, 2017
NC Politics in the News
WFAE-NEWS: Governor Proposes Average 5 Percent Pay Increase For
Teachers For Next Two Years
Gov. Roy Cooper proposed average pay raises of 5 percent for teachers this
year and next year in his upcoming budget.
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: General Assembly sends UNC board reduction bill to
The Republican-controlled General Assembly on Monday sent its first bill of
the year to new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper -- legislation reducing
membership on the board overseeing the University of North Carolina
system's 17 campuses.
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Bill would enhance school sports safety
awareness, protocols, data collection
A House bill would require the State Board of Education and local boards to
put more focus on addressing and documenting serious sports injuries among
middle- and high-school students.
SHELBY STAR: GOP wants party labels on judges
The N.C. House voted 65-51 Wednesday to make elections for District Court
and Superior Court judges partisan.
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Bipartisan HB2 repeal bill filed – but does it have
the votes to pass?
Two Republicans and two Democrats have teamed up on a new proposal to
repeal House Bill 2 that also would prohibit cities and counties from
regulating bathroom access in private facilities.
In the Courts
WRAL-NEWS: Cooper, Stein move to end voting rights case
Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein have taken steps to
withdraw North Carolina's appeal of a controversial voting rights lawsuit,
essentially ending the state's defense of its voter ID law and related
election laws passed in 2013.
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Here’s where NC’s political clashes stand in court
A month into North Carolina's General Assembly session, major battles are
being waged not in the legislature but in courtrooms from Raleigh to
Justice & Public Safety
GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD: NC bill would prohibit racial profiling
by law enforcement officers
Four Democratic legislators filed a bill this past week in the N.C. House
that would prohibit law enforcement officers from racially profiling people
and would require law enforcement agencies to collect homicide statistics,
including data about people killed by their officers.
WITN-NEWS: NC bill to punish local governments for ‘sanctuary’ policies
North Carolina lawmakers are again considering whether to punish local
governments if they don't comply with federal immigration law or have
policies discouraging police from collecting information about the
immigration status of suspects and others.
WRAL-NEWS: North Carolina: Power struggle intensifies with governor
The tug of war over whether North Carolina's GOP-led legislature can
subject the new Democratic governor's Cabinet secretaries to confirmation
intensified Thursday when senators agreed to subpoena a department head who
repeatedly failed to appear before a committee