NC Politics in the News

November 19, 2018

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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


WRAL NEWS: Deadline for ‘Silent Sam’ plan pushed back
The University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors said Friday they would push back the deadline for a plan on the future of a controversial Confederate monument at UNC-Chapel Hill.


NEWS & OBSERVER: NC lawmakers will hire investigators to look at governor’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund
North Carolina lawmakers voted Wednesday to hire private investigators to look into whether Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration improperly issued a state permit to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline this year on condition of securing a $57.8 million contribution from the energy consortium that’s building the natural gas pipeline.


WRAL NEWS: Final count flips one more NC House seat to Democrats
According to official vote totals submitted Friday, state Republican lawmakers have lost their veto-proof majorities in both the House and the Senate, as Democrats maintained their election-night gains and picked up an additional House seat in Mecklenburg County.

In the Courts

WFAE: There Is Another NC Gerrymandering Lawsuit — This Time At The State Level
Common Cause of North Carolina and the North Carolina Democratic Party have filed a lawsuit against the General Assembly over the state’s legislative maps, which the two groups say are unfairly stacked against Democrats.


CBS 17: Raleigh leaders hike electric scooter fees to $300 each for companies involved
Raleigh is about to become one of the more expensive places for electric scooter businesses to operate, if not the most expensive.

WECT 6: NCDOT to hold public meeting on proposed interchange on N.C. 87
The N.C. Department of Transportation will host an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 28, to discuss a proposed interchange for the intersection of N.C. 87 and N.C. 11 in Columbus County.