NC Politics in the News

January 14, 2019

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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


CBS 17: NC farmers pressure lawmakers on partial government shutdown
North Carolina farmers fear the government shutdown will harm an already hurting industry.

Economic Development

THE BURLINGTON TIMES: NC ends incentive deals for 3 companies not meeting goals
A North Carolina committee has ended several grants awarded to three companies for failing to meet hiring goals.


NEWS & OBSERVER: State of Emergency declared in NC as more than 130K without power after winter storm
After a winter storm rolled through the Carolinas on Saturday night and Sunday morning, more than 130,000 customers reported power outages, according to information shared by energy providers.

General Assembly

WECT 6: North Carolina General Assembly convenes 2019-20 session
The new session of North Carolina’s General Assembly opened at noon Wednesday with Democrats having more strength in both chambers of the state legislature.


WSOTV: New data shows increase in North Carolina opioid deaths
There is new data surrounding the ongoing opioid crisis, and it’s pushing some health officials to call for new treatment options in North Carolina.  


THE MOUNTAIN EXPRESS: N.C. Department of Transportation adds 16 new projects to its State Transportation Improvement Program
The N.C. Department of Transportation today unveiled its draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting in Raleigh.

NEWS & OBSERVER: Electric scooters ‘taxed to death’ by Raleigh’s rules, Bird says
Electric scooter company Bird will drop its new $2 fee on riders if Raleigh leaders agree to lift the city’s “burdensome regulations.”