Aug 28, 2017
NC Politics in the News
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Classes are getting smaller for NC’s youngest
students. But there are trade-offs.
Some North Carolina elementary school families may be in for a surprise
when they start a new school year Monday and find classrooms of more than
30 students and art and music classrooms converted into regular classrooms.
Energy & the Environment
WRAL-NEWS: NC politicians probe unregulated chemical in water supply
North Carolina legislators began grappling Wednesday with a growing
environmental and health alarm about an unregulated and little-studied
chemical compound its maker released for years into a river supplying
drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people.
In the Courts
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES: Top NC court takes up lawmakers cutting
North Carolina's highest court for the first time is wading into the
long-running effort by Republican legislators to strip away as many powers
as possible from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.
Lawmakers Hold Special Session
NEWS & OBSERVER: Cooper sees vetoes on 2 more issues overridden by
North Carolina lawmakers are again reversing Gov. Roy Cooper's effort to
WRAL-NEWS: NC House, Senate move on new voting maps
North Carolina's new General Assembly maps continued their way through the
legislature Friday, with the Republican majority pushing their proposals
through a key House committee and the full Senate on near-party-line votes.