NC Politics in the News

August 13, 2018

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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


WRAL NEWS: Two high-level DPI staffers out, third State Board of Education member resigns
The chief financial officer and former chief academic officer of the state Department of Public Instruction are both leaving the department and a third member of the State Board of Education, Greg Alcorn, announced his resignation Friday as well.

Economic Development

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: North Carolina Town Picked for Amazon Distribution Center
A North Carolina town will be the site of a new Amazon distribution center that officials say will lead to hundreds of millions in investment and the creation of more than a thousand jobs.


THE WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: N.C. elections office looking at registration drives
North Carolina election investigators are looking into alleged misconduct involving voter registration drives in several counties.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Elections Board: Attorney General Can Defend It in Lawsuit
North Carolina‘s State Board of Elections & Ethics Reinforcement says the attorney general can defend it against a lawsuit brought by the governor in any way he sees fit, even if it means backing the governor.


WFAE: North Carolina Looks For Insurers As It Privatizes Medicaid
North Carolina is looking for insurance companies as it privatizes its Medicaid system. The program that covers 2.2 million poor and disabled North Carolinians is undergoing a massive overhaul, but patients won’t see any changes until next year.

In the Courts

WRAL NEWS: NC Supreme Court candidate to get party label on November ballot
A judge has ordered state elections officials to include a Republican designation next to Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin’s name on the November ballot. GOP lawmakers recently enacted a law that would have had no party designation next to Anglin’s name because he switched from being a Democrat to a Republican less than 90 days before he filed as a candidate.

Regulatory Reform

NEWS & OBSERVER: NC liquor store officials wasted millions of taxpayer dollars, audit finds
The office in charge of North Carolina’s state-run liquor stores has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars through years of mismanagement, according to an audit released Thursday morning.


THE STANLY NEWS & PRESS: Two N.C. transportation projects recognized by national organization
A national transportation organization is honoring North Carolina officials for highway and railroad projects that have improved safety and mobility and spurred economic growth in Wilmington and the Piedmont.