Jun 26, 2017
NC Politics in the News
Agriculture & Natural Resources
WRAL-NEWS: Auditors find NC milk cleanliness inspections too lenient
North Carolina milk inspectors showed excessive lenience by not penalizing
dairy farmers, processors and transporters after finding hundreds of
sanitation violations, many of them repeat problems, a state report
released Wednesday said.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Gov. Roy Cooper to veto state budget bill;
Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that he plans to veto the budget bill
passed by the Republican-led legislature, citing tax cuts and teacher
raises that he says are inadequate.
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: 8,000 jobs? NC ‘on the cusp’ of landing major
project, House speaker says
More than 8,000 new jobs could be lured to North Carolina under a new
corporate incentive program included in the state budget, House Speaker Tim
Moore said Thursday.
NEWS & OBSERVER: State retiree health coverage to end for future NC
People who go to work for the state beginning January 2021 will no longer
qualify for state health insurance when they retire, a provision in the
budget that caught critics by surprise.
FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: NC lawmakers earmark resources to fight opioid
Legislation moving toward the governor’s desk this week aims to knock down
North Carolina’s opioid addiction crisis, but an advocate thinks leaders
should do more.
Justice & Public Safety
WCNC-NEWS: Supreme Court strikes down NC law that bars convicted sex
offenders from social media
The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars
convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.
WRAL-NEWS: Domestic violence homicide measure heads to Cooper
North Carolina House members overwhelmingly passed "Britny's Law" Thursday
by a vote of 110-2.
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Senate Oks bill to expand N. Carolina’s ‘revenge
The Senate has approved a bill to expand North Carolina's "revenge porn"
law from cases involving former lovers to those involving strangers.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Get paid to shoot ‘Powerball’ coyotes under new NC
A new program approved in the N.C. House Thursday would put a bounty on
coyotes in an effort to control the population in Richmond County.
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES: Asheville districts bill advances in NC House
A House committee on Wednesday passed a bill to elect most Asheville City
Council members by district, sending it on to consideration by the full
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Sunday morning option for N Carolina alcohol
North Carolina's changing demographics and surging specialty beverage
industry are helping ease long-held reservations about expanding access to
alcohol, including sales while many Christians are in the pews.
FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: Bill cracking down on human trafficking advances
in NC House
A bill to regulate North Carolina's massage parlors to crack down on human
trafficking has received preliminary House approval.
GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD: Senate agrees driver curriculum should
include police stops
North Carolina House and Senate members agree that new drivers should be
taught what's considered appropriate if they are stopped by police on the
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: NC Senate passes bill that identifies deaf
drivers on license
The state Senate approved Thursday a bipartisan House bill that is designed
to help provide better communication and interaction between deaf and
hard-of-hearing motorists and law enforcement officials.
WRAL-NEWS: Tesla dealership bill pulled, for now
Legislation that would have opened the door to a half-dozen Tesla
dealerships in North Carolina has been put on hold less than 24 hours after
it emerged in a Senate committee.
GREENVILLE DAILY REFLECTOR: New DOT boss highlights priorities
The N.C. Department of Transportation has to speed up its schedule for
delivering transportation projects statewide if it intends to compete
economically with neighboring states, the new department secretary said
Tuesday at the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce Power Luncheon.