Jan 22, 2018
NC Politics in the News
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
NEWS & OBSERVER: North Carolina slips in national ranking on public
Issues with school funding and student achievement dropped North Carolina
to 40th in the country in a new report card on public education, continuing
a downward trend in the rankings for the Tar Heel state.
WRAL-NEWS: Cooper talks to Interior Secretary about offshore drilling
Gov. Roy Cooper has made a pitch to a Trump administration official about
why Atlantic waters off the state's coast should be removed from the
federal government's list of offshore drilling locations.
NC COASTAL REVIEW: Stalemate on GenX: Senate says no urgency
In recent sessions, there have been few House and Senate differences on
environmental policy as stark as last week's failure to pass a proposed
short-term response to GenX and other emerging contaminants.
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: NC secretary of health chief pleased with
changes at Cardinal Innovations, the mental health agency criticized
for excessive executive compensation
A new board of directors for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions is
expected to take over within the next few weeks, N.C. Secretary of Health
Mandy Cohen told state legislators Tuesday.
In the Courts
BURLINGTON TIMES NEWS: Supreme Court puts order to redraw NC maps on
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would
have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's
congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in
WRAL-NEWS: Court: Use our maps, not the GOP legislature’s, in 2018
General Assembly races
A three-judge panel again set aside Republican-drawn maps on Friday,
decreeing that General Assembly districts drawn by a Stanford University
professor should be used instead for North Carolina's 2018 legislative