Aug 14, 2017
NC Politics in the News
Elections & Redistricting
WUNC: Here’s what you need to know about redistricting in NC
Last Friday, lawmakers released the county groupings that will be used to
draw new maps.
WRAL-NEWS: Redistricting criteria call for partisan maps, no
consideration of race
Map makers can use election data to achieve political goals as they redraw
North Carolina's legislative districts, but they're forbidden from
considering voters' race under criteria approved Thursday by the House and
Senate committees overseeing the process.
WILMINGTON STAR NEWS: Senators ask Cooper to prove GenX request
Republican state senators, including the region's two members, questioned
the necessity of Gov. Roy Cooper's request for nearly $2.6 million to
respond to the presence of GenX in the Cape Fear River.
DURHAM HERALD SUN: NC poised to test what critics call a ‘snowblower
blowing garbage juice’
Three North Carolina landfills have the green light to collect liquid that
leaks from trash and spray it into the air.
From the Governor’s Desk
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Cooper signs worker misclassification, tax bills
Gov. Roy Cooper says legislation he signed will help North Carolina workers
when employers intentionally misclassify them as independent contractors to
avoid paying taxes and other benefits.
THE NEWS HERALD: North Carolina leaders put more meat on Medicaid
Gov. Roy Cooper's administration wants the state's pending Medicaid
overhaul to integrate physical and mental health treatment more quickly and
expand coverage to more of the working poor in North Carolina, according to
its plan unveiled Tuesday.
In the Courts
NEWS & OBSERVER: Cooper: Parts of NC’s budget for education,
environment are unconstitutional
After his veto of the new state budget was thwarted, North Carolina Gov.
Roy Cooper has now told a court that parts of that budget are
WBTV-NEWS: Public anger of I-77 toll lanes could be reason to kill
contract, DOT consultant says
An N.C. Department of Transportation consultant said Thursday that
opposition to the Interstate 77 toll lane project is so intense that it
would be a "potential justification" for canceling the project entirely.