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Sep 19, 2022

NC Politics in the News

Economic Development

TRIANGLE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Greenville alliance names new economic development leader
A prominent economic development organization in eastern North Carolina has a new leader. Josh Lewis will take over as president of the Greenville Eastern North Carolina Alliance on Sept. 26, the organization announced this week.

THE CENTER SQUARE: North Carolina highlighted in report on skyrocketing corporate subsidies
North Carolina was highlighted in a Center for Economic Accountability report showing 2022 will be the most expensive year ever for economic development programs.


Education

EDNC: North Carolina needs more students taking computer science courses, but will the classes count for college?
By the year 2040, 70% of all jobs will require some level of competency in computer science, according to a recent Department of Public Instruction (DPI) presentation to state lawmakers. Yet, computer science only counts as an elective in the state’s K-12 system.

ABC11: Cary school among 5 in NC to get National Blue-Ribbon Schools award
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 297 schools nationwide as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022, including five schools in North Carolina on Friday.


Environment

THE CAROLINA JOURNAL: Appeals Court blocks ruling favoring DEQ in animal waste regulation dispute
A unanimous panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has blocked a lower court ruling that would have allowed state environmental regulators to move forward with disputed animal waste regulations.

SPECTRUM NEWS: N.C. utilities panel hears testimony over Duke Energy CO2 plan
North Carolina’s electricity regulators began listening Tuesday to potentially weeks of testimony over proposals by Duke Energy Corp. subsidiaries on how to carry out a state law demanding greenhouse gas reductions in the next decade.


Government

AXIOS: Cooper asks NC General Assembly to not tax student loan forgiveness
Gov. Roy Cooper asked the N.C. General Assembly on Wednesday to not tax the student loans forgiven by the Biden administration as income.


Healthcare

THE CAROLINA JOURNAL: Hospitals pitch an offer to lawmakers, governor, to expand Medicaid
As the North Carolina General Assembly plans to return to Raleigh Tuesday, The N.C. Healthcare Association has indicated a potential break in the standoff over certificate-of-need reform. Disagreements involving CON have helped block a deal for Medicaid expansion.


Politics

THE WINSTON SALEM JOURNAL: Winston-Salem's Dale Folwell mulls governor run for 2024
State treasurer and Winston-Salem native Dale Folwell is moving closer to a decision on whether to a run for the Republican nomination for governor in 2024.

AXIOS: The closest Senate race in America that nobody's watching
North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race is the most competitive in the country just two months out from Election Day, polling averages show. But it’s hardly creating a frenzy of excitement.


Transportation

SPECTRUM NEWS: North Carolina gets $100M grant to help widen Interstate 85
North Carolina is getting $100 million from last year’s federal infrastructure law to widen an often-congested stretch of Interstate 85 near Charlotte and build amenities for modern travel and communications.