Jul 10, 2017
NC Politics in the News
Agriculture & Natural Resources
NEWS & OBSERVER: Two proposed wind farms threatening to pull out of
NC if moratorium becomes law
Two proposed wind farms will pull out of eastern North Carolina if an
18-month moratorium on wind farm permits becomes state law, company
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: NC lawmakers push for end to loophole that benefits
North Carolina lawmakers are taking aim at a loophole allowing companies
that receive state job-creation grants to fill those positions with workers
brought to the U.S. on visas.
WRAL-NEWS: NC’s strong bond ratings confirmed
The three major bond rating agencies have re-affirmed North Carolina's
triple-A bond rating, State Treasurer Dale Folwell announced Friday.
WFAE-NEWS: NC Attorney General joins lawsuit against US Education
North Carolina’s attorney general and 18 other AGs are suing the U.S.
Department of Education for indefinitely delaying enforcement of rules that
would give protections to students who attend for-profit colleges.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Some struggling NC schools will be turned over to
charter school operators in 2018
North Carolina families and teachers will find out in the next two months
which low-performing elementary schools could be turned over to charter
school operators in 2018.
Elections & Redistricting
NEWS & OBSERVER: NC lawmakers: More than 65% of districts could
change to correct racial gerrymanders
North Carolina lawmakers say they might have to change 116 of the state's
170 state legislative districts to correct the illegal racially
gerrymandered districts used to elect General Assembly members for the past
NEWS & OBSERVER: With elections board vacant, Cooper wants NC
Supreme Court to block board designed by GOP
North Carolina's election oversight board has been vacant for more than a
month, but the N.C. Supreme Court is poised to decide if Gov. Roy Cooper
must make appointments to the new board designed by Republicans.
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES: Legislative leaders urge court to avoid NC
North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are re-affirming opposition
to a special election this fall or winter for General Assembly seats, but
say they're prepared to redraw districts for the scheduled November 2018
MOUNTAIN X-PRESS: Candidate filing for local elections begins Friday,
Candidate filing for local elections across North Carolina begins at noon
Friday (July 7) and runs through noon Friday, July 21.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Mental health agency says it can’t open crisis
center in Raleigh due to funding cut
Leaders of a regional mental health agency say the state's new spending
plan leaves them without enough money to open a crisis center in Raleigh.
NEWS & OBSERVER: From Surf City to Hendersonville, towns rush to
allow 10 am brunch booze
Raleigh and Carrboro weren't the only communities allowing 10 a.m. alcohol
sales on Sunday: Several towns from the mountains to the coast also passed
new ordinances under the state's "brunch bill."