NC Politics in the News

November 27, 2017

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2018 Elections

WRAL-NEWS: NC Dems hope to ride wave to turn tide in House

Although it is months before candidates must register to run for office in2018, it’s already clear that there will be some new faces in stategovernment.

Energy & Environment

WRAL-NEWS: Coal ash responsibility still an issue as hearings open onDuke Energy electric rates

Hearings are set to begin Monday in a case that will determine how muchDuke Energy Progress can charge its customers in the coming years.

WILMINGTON STAR NEWS: GenX levels surge again as DEQ seeks answers

Levels of the GenX chemical spiked yet again in late October and earlyNovember at Chemours’ Fayetteville Works wastewater discharge, according toa news release sent Wednesday by the N.C. Department of EnvironmentalQuality.

Health Care

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Carolinas HealthCare megadeal under review, UNCBoard of Governors says

The University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors has formed aspecial committee to review a massive business combination proposed byCharlotte’s Carolinas HealthCare System and Chapel Hill’s UNC Health Care.

THE PILOT: NC Attorney General touts efforts to combat opioid abuse

State Attorney General Josh Stein says North Carolina has launched a neweffort to stem the tide of opioid abuse.

In the Courts

NEWS & OBSERVER: Court orders NCDOT to begin paying landowners hurtby unconstitutional law. But will it?

The N.C. Department of Transportation has lost an appeal to a court orderthat it begin paying landowners whose property was subject to the Map Act,a state law that allowed the department to reserve corridors for futurehighways without buying the property.

NEWS & OBSERVER: NC Court of Appeals temporarily reinstateslegislature’s election law changes

Protests of this year’s municipal election results could go before a WakeCounty Superior Court judge because the state elections board remainsvacant as a result of Gov. Roy Cooper’s lawsuit challenging changes to theboard.

Information Technology

WRAL-NEWS: State health department warns: Job applicants’ personal dataexposed

A spreadsheet that exposed the names, Social Security numbers and testresults of about 6,000 people who underwent employment screenings whilebeing considered for jobs at the state’s Department of Health and HumanServices were provided to a state vendor in an email that did not containany security restrictions, the agency said Friday.