Apr 17, 2017
NC Politics in the News
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WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Senate committee passes bills; trying to fix
The N.C. Senate’s education committee passed this week a number of bills
aimed at dealing with the state’s ongoing teacher shortage.
WRAL-NEWS: In new court filings, NC superintendent says state board has
‘severely limited’ his authority
In court documents filed this week, North Carolina Superintendent of Public
Instruction Mark Johnson says the State Board of Education has "severely
limited" his authority and has either ignored or denied his requests to
make staffing changes at the state education department.
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: NC bill would ease path for third-party
candidates to appear on ballot
Sen. Andrew Brock, R-David, introduced Senate Bill 656 -- Electoral Freedom
Act -- that would reduce the number of signatures that third-party and
unaffiliated candidates need to get on the ballot.
WRAL-NEWS: House votes to ‘ban the box’ for some state jobs
A bill that would help people with criminal records get jobs in state
government passed the House Tuesday afternoon with surprising levels of
NEWS & OBSERVER: NC House votes to limit pain pills to address
The N.C. House voted unanimously Monday night to add new regulations for
pain pill prescriptions as well as take other steps to fight the opioid
NEWS & OBSERVER: NC Medicaid expansion will have a rough ride in
The proposal from four Republican legislators to extend government health
insurance coverage to poor adults will have a hard time getting through the
WRAL-NEWS: House approves oral chemo bill
The House voted Tuesday night to require insurance companies to offer the
same coverage and co-pays for newer, pricier oral chemotherapy drugs as
they do for older, less-expensive intravenous chemotherapy drugs.
Justice & Public Safety
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: NC taking steps to reduce solitary – but has a long
way to go, study says
North Carolina routinely puts inmates in solitary confinement for minor
offenses, it too often keeps them there for years, and it too frequently
releases them directly into the community with little preparation for the
free world, a newly released study finds.
WRAL-NEWS: NC Senate confirms 3 more of governor’s agency heads
North Carolina legislators continue to approve new Democratic Gov. Roy
Cooper's choices to run state government agencies.
WILMINGTON STAR NEWS: Will the NC General Assembly support oyster
The state's shellfish growers could receive a boost from Raleigh if the
Marine Aquaculture Development Act becomes law, experts said.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Changes to Sunday hunting regulations rejected in
NC House committee
An N.C. House committee voted down a proposal to repeal current laws for
hunting on Sunday and instead empower the state’s Wildlife Resources
Commission to set regulations for Sunday hunting.
Taxes & Revenue
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: NC House bill to repeal tax could reduce cost of
auto repairs, other services
The state labor sales tax for auto repairs and other services would be
repealed under a bipartisan House bill introduced Monday