Sep 5, 2017
NC Politics in the News
Energy & the Environment
WILMINGTON STARNEWS: Chemours ‘urged’ to stop discharging 2 more
State regulators have asked Chemours to stop discharging two substances
that continue to be found at high levels in the Cape Fear River even after
the company stopped emitting wastewater containing GenX.
NEWS & OBSERVER: The end may be near for Outer Banks plastic bag
The ban on plastic bags at Outer Banks stores is on the edge of repeal.
From the Governor’s Office
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: NC Gov. Cooper signs orders to help gasoline
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed executive orders to ensure
gasoline gets in and through the state, and that motorists don't get ripped
off at the pump.
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Carolinas HealthCare System joining with UNC to
form hospital giant
Carolinas HealthCare System, the Charlotte region's dominant hospital
chain, will partner with UNC Health Care of Chapel Hill to form a medical
giant -- one that leaders of the two systems predict will expand access to
care, improve quality and boost the state's economy.
In the Courts
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of
North Carolina's highest court on Monday tackled the question of how far
the Republican-led legislature can go to minimize new Democratic Gov. Roy
Cooper's ability to pursue goals that helped him get elected last year by
reshaping state government.
Lawmakers Hold Special Session
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Lawmakers set to return to Raleigh – again
State lawmakers left Raleigh on Thursday with plans to return in October
for the third time since their regular session ended in June
WUNC-NEWS: NC redistricting maps OKd, head to judges next
The Republican-led General Assembly has given final approval to new
political boundaries in largely party-line votes.
WRAL-NEWS: Senate overrides a pair of Cooper vetoes
The General Assembly overrode two more of Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes
Wednesday night as the state Senate voted to back the measures on a pair of
WUNC-NEWS: Conservative stalwart Millis resigning from NC House
A key advocate in the North Carolina House on gun rights and immigration
plans to leave the legislature later this month, saying he needs to be at
home for his family.
WRAL-NEWS: Citing redistricting, Republican Sen. Cook won’t run again
An eastern North Carolina senator won't seek re-election next year after
proposed legislative boundaries drawn by fellow Republicans put him in a
Democratic-leaning district with a Democratic incumbent.