NC Politics in the News

October 30, 2017

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: N. Carolina revenues slightly behind target throughSeptember

North Carolina tax collections are trailing slightly what legislatorsanticipated when forming the state budget last summer.


NEWS & OBSERVER: Charter school transportation may be worthconsidering, NC Senate leader Berger says

Greater support for charter school transportation is “something we may needto look at,” Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said Tuesday.


WRAL-NEWS: Legislators grapple with science, scope, of industrialchemicals in NC water

There are times when more than half of the water flowing in the Haw Riveris actually treated wastewater, a top state water scientist told alegislative committee Thursday.

WRAL-NEWS: After Chemours stops GenX release, DEQ won’t pull permit

State environmental regulators say they have decided not to pull the permitfor Chemours, the company found to be releasing GenX into the Cape FearRiver — at least for now.

In the Courts

NEWS & OBSERVER: Stanford law professor could help draw NClegislative districts

Federal judges announced their plans on Thursday to ask a StanfordUniversity law professor to look at nine North Carolina legislativedistricts as they weigh the constitutionality of election maps adopted inAugust.

WSOC-TV: Republican lawmakers who oppose LGBT deal want lawsuit over

North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders want a judge to throw out alawsuit that focuses on the latest version of the state’s “bathroom bill.”

Judicial Reforms

WRAL-NEWS: Berger: New judicial panel part of dialogue on options

The North Carolina Senate’s top leader says he wants a “thoughtfuldialogue” from many perspectives in the coming months about potentiallydramatic changes to the state judiciary.

Party Affiliation Change

WECT-NEWS: Veteran state lawmaker Brisson changing parties, joining GOP

As he prepares to run for a seventh term in the North Carolina GeneralAssembly, Rep. William Brisson of Dublin is changing his party affiliationfrom Democrat to Republican.