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Jan 7, 2019

NC Politics in the News

Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


Agriculture

WRAL NEWS: NC farmers struggle with government shutdown
The Farm Service Agency Office in Harnett County sits dark as the federal government shutdown approaches two weeks. 


Economic Development

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE: Airports contribute $52 billion, 307,000 jobs to N.C. economy
North Carolina’s publicly owned airports contribute more than $52 billion to the state’s economy and support 307,000 jobs, according to a report released by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation.

TRIANGLE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Which NC metro had the biggest economic development wins in 2018?
Though Charlotte trumped the Triangle in mega-project wins in 2018, a top economic development consultant says the tide could be changing.


Healthcare

NEW BERN SUN JOURNAL: NC Treasurer seeks health care reform
State Treasurer Dale Folwell wants to make health care more affordable and save taxpayers money.


In the Courts

BLUE RIDGE NOW: New justice sworn in on NC Supreme Court
A civil rights attorney elected to North Carolina’s highest court has taken office.

ABC 11: NC Supreme Court celebrates 200th anniversary
The North Carolina Supreme Court turns 200 years old this month.


Taxes

FOX 46: North Carolina cutting state, corporate income taxes in 2019
North Carolina is again cutting personal and corporate income tax rates.


Transportation

NEWS & OBSERVER: How are NC airports faring after report of TSA workers calling in sick during shutdown?
Despite reports of Transportation Security Administration workers calling in sick during the partial federal government shutdown, there have not been significant impacts at North Carolina airports, a TSA official said.