NC Politics in the News

May 21, 2018

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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


NEWS & OBSERVER: NC Teachers marched on the streets. Now what?
A day after thousands of educators took to the streets in Raleigh, the question turned Thursday to how best to support North Carolina’s public school teachers.

WLOS NEWS: NC leaders push for change in wake of latest school shooting
In the wake of the shooting at a Texas high school, North Carolina leaders are pushing for change.

Economic Development

WTVD NEWS: Lawmakers announce new incentives as Apple, Amazon look to North Carolina.
Republican leaders in the General Assembly on Thursday announced their intention to include a series of new incentives in the next budget to lure large companies to open new projects in North Carolina.


WRAL NEWS: Republicans back GenX bills, but lawyers call them a sham
Legislative Republicans filed companion bills Thursday empowering the governor to shut down Chemours if it continues to pollute the water in Bladen County and beyond, a move immediately panned by environmental attorneys who said the state already has this power and the bill could actually stymie enforcement.


US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Constitution Party gets enough signatures to get on ballots
Some North Carolina voters could have even more choices on their ballots starting this fall with another political party.  


WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: House bill would provide telemedicine standards for providers, insurers.
The bill would require DHHS to establish licensing standards, credential processes and prescribing standards for telemedicine providers by Sept. 1, 2019.

In the Courts

HERALD-SUN: Don’t expect North Carolina to place its bets on sports gambling just yet, leader says.
Don’t expect North Carolina state lawmakers to make a decision soon on whether the state should legalize gambling on sports, the leader of the state Senate said Tuesday.


NEWS & OBSERVER: Trump administration selects 10 sites to test advanced drone use. One is in NC.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected 10 sites to test advanced drone uses.

WTVD NEWS: Department of Transportation encourages NC residents to obtain Real ID
The Department of Transportation is encouraging North Carolina residents to obtain a Real ID ahead of the October 2020 deadline.

Veterans Affairs

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Trump picks North Carolina’s Robert Wilkie to lead the VA
President Donald Trump has picked North Carolinian Robert Wilkie to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.