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November 20, 2017

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2018 Elections

NEWS & OBSERVER: NC Republican won’t run for re-election in redrawndistrict

A pair of Republican women will depart the N.C. General Assembly at the endof their terms.

Clients in the News

NC COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER ASSOCIATION: Carolina Medical Home NetworkAccountable Care Organization Outperforms Targets

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recentlyreleased the CY2016 Accountable Care Organization (ACO) financial results.


NEWS & OBSERVER: Want to be a teacher? These 5 NC colleges werechosen for new teaching fellows program

Five schools announced Thursday will host the new version of the N.C.Teaching Fellows Program.

Energy & Environment

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: Chemours says move to revoke permit‘unwarranted’

The company that owns a Bladen County plant said Friday that the state’seffort to revoke the facility’s wastewater discharge permit is unwarranted.

KINSTON FREE PRESS: Governor announces studies into Neuse, Tar, Cashie,and Lumber rivers

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that studies will be conducted on theNeuse, Cashie, Lumber and Tar rivers to help prevent future flooding inEastern North Carolina.

In the Courts

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: GOP lawmakers tell expert to leave legislative mapsalone

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders balked again Friday at havingan outside expert redraw some House and Senate district boundaries andargued lines approved over the summer by the General Assembly should stayuntouched for next year’s elections.

WRAL-NEWS: Push to limit waivers of court fees will require at least615 mailed notices monthly

The state judicial system has rolled out a workaround for a potentiallogistical nightmare that legislators dropped into the latest state budget.

WITN-NEWS: Suit seeks to stop new union limits in North Carolinafarming

North Carolina’s only farmworker union is challenging a law limitingorganized labor’s activities in and around the state’s vegetable andtobacco fields and other agricultural operations.

WRAL-NEWS: State board asks NC Court to hear lawsuit againstsuperintendent

The State Board of Education filed a petition Wednesday, asking the NorthCarolina Supreme Court to hear its lawsuit against State SuperintendentMark Johnson.

WUNC-NEWS: Judges rule it was proper for Treasurer to reduce disabilitybenefits

A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals says a divisionof the State Treasurer’s office acted properly to reduce disabilitybenefits to a former state employee.

Local Government

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES: Asheville council to General Assembly: Lawwon’t let city draw districts

On the day of a state deadline to submit a plan for City Council districts,Asheville’s elected officials are telling the Republican-majority GeneralAssembly they can’t do it.

CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES: Recount ahead in two races

Candidates in two municipal races in Carteret County called for a recountfollowing Friday’s vote canvass by the Carteret County Board of Elections.