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. Senate seat.

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 House

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 1980

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 paychecks.

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?