Sep 5, 2017

NC Politics in the News

Energy & the Environment

WILMINGTON STARNEWS: Chemours ‘urged’ to stop discharging 2 more chemicals

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 ban

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 supply

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.

Health Care

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 governor’s powers

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 party-line votes.


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.