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 Cooper’s powers

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 NC House

North Carolina lawmakers are again reversing Gov. Roy Cooper's effort to block legislation.

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.