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Apr 26, 2021

NC Politics in the News

Economic Development

WRAL: Apple Picks Triangle for $1 Billion campus, thousands of new high-paying jobs
Apple on Monday announced a new $1 billion-plus campus and engineering hub that will create thousands of high-paying jobs in the Triangle over the next five years.

NC DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE: Governor Cooper Announces genetic testing company will build new lab and creates 374 jobs in Wake County
Invitae Corporation, a leading medical genetics company, plans to build a major testing and laboratory facility in Wake County, creating 374 jobs and investing $114.6 million in Morrisville over the next decade, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.


Education

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER: North Carolina HBCU's can now enroll more college students from out of state
North Carolina’s public historically Black universities will be able to enroll more out-of-state students than ever before under a new UNC System policy. The UNC System Board of Governors approved a policy change to raise the cap on out-of-state freshman undergraduate students from 18% to 25% for the five HBCUs in the system. It was a nearly unanimous vote.


Healthcare

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER: COVID measures plateau but are still higher than a month ago
The rate of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations stabilized this week after slowly rising since late March. The state reported 2,167 new cases Friday, bringing the average new daily cases reported over the past seven days to 1,891.

CAROLINA JOURNAL: Lawmakers consider telehealth reform to improve care access
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the need for innovative, flexible medical treatment options into keen focus. Now, lawmakers in the General Assembly are weighing reforms that would take strides toward offering out-of-state medical providers the opportunity to consult with patients virtually in North Carolina.


Politics

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER: NC's Lt. Gov. Robinson and Rev. Barber questioned on voting rights in Congress
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson dominated a congressional hearing Thursday morning as he testified that he is tired of his race being used as a means to push a liberal agenda when it comes to voting rights.