NC Politics in the News

September 10, 2018

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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


SPECTRUM NEWS: Cooper urges education over party lines
Gov. Roy Cooper made a rare appearance at the state Board of Education meeting in Raleigh Thursday morning where he urged leaders to invest more in education, calling it a non-partisan point.

WRAL NEWS: NC superintendent accuses board of being ‘petty,’ ‘hostile’ as members urge him to be more transparent
State Superintendent Mark Johnson accused members of the State Board of Education of instigating petty fights with him and creating a hostile environment after several members questioned his recent decisions, including spending $6 million on iPads for teachers, and urged him to be more transparent with them and the public.

Economic Development

JACKSONVILLE DAILY NEWS: Cooper hails State defense economic program
N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper visited Lenoir County Tuesday, bringing a gift for a new state initiative that is helping the defense business industry and rural economic development.


NPR: North Carolina’s Board Of Elections Fights Back Against ICE Request
Federal immigration authorities have requested millions of North Carolina voting records, potentially creating chaos just two months ahead of the midterm elections.

Emergency Management

WTKR: N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper issues emergency orders to help farmers ahead of Florence
As Tropical Storm Florence is forecast to strengthen as it heads toward the East Coast, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency Friday and waived transportation rules to help farmers harvest and transport their crops more quickly.


THE TULLAHOMA NEWS: AmeriHealth Caritas Announces Agreement with the Advancing NC Whole Health Coalition for Medicaid Transformation in North Carolina
AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced it has signed a letter of agreement with the three individual members of the Advancing NC Whole Health Coalition to develop integrated care solutions for North Carolina Medicaid enrollees under the state’s Medicaid Transformation plan.

In the Courts

WFAE: NC Misses Deadlines To Print Ballots Due To Court Cases
The state has now missed two deadlines to begin the process of printing absentee ballots for November’s election, as courts consider how to deal with congressional boundaries and constitutional amendments.

Justice & Public Safety

ABC 11: Task force commits to making NC schools safer
Officials say there has been a dramatic uptick in school threats and violence in North Carolina.