Aug 21, 2017
NC Politics in the News
Appointment & Retirement
WRAL-NEWS: Barefoot won’t seek re-election in 2018
Senator Chad Barefoot, R-Wake, announced plans on Sunday to retire from the
General Assembly at the end of his term.
SALIBSURY POST: Barrett selected to fill vacant 34th
District NC Senate seat
Republicans from three counties on Tuesday selected attorney and Davie
County Commissioner Dan Barrett to fill the vacant 34th District N.C.
Elections & Redistricting
WRAL-NEWS: House releases redistricting plan with few double-bunkings
The North Carolina House on Saturday released its proposed redistricting
plan, scheduled to be up for its first floor vote next Friday.
WRAL-NEWS: Senate releases proposed redistricting plan one day after
The North Carolina Senate on Sunday released its proposed redistricting
plan, one day after the House released its plan.
Energy & the Environment
WILMINGTON STAR NEWS: Chemours: GenxX polluting the Cape Fear since
In the wake of revelations about the unregulated chemical GenX being found
in the area's drinking water, several state and federal entities have
opened investigations into Chemours' activity.
From the Governor’s Desk
WRAL-NEWS: Cooper vetoes two wide-ranging bills
Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a pair of hodgepodge policy bills Tuesday, signaling
displeasure with the way one tied local government hands on storm water
rules and another helped a well-connected state employee draw two state
WUNC-NEWS: Gov. Cooper calls for removal of confederate monuments
Gov. Roy Cooper is asking a state agency to "determine the cost and
logistics of removing Confederate monuments from state property," but his
Tuesday announcement raises a complicated question: Which monuments and
statues should be included?