NC Politics in the News

November 11, 2019

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ABC 11: Agriculture Commissioner responds after petition launches to save the State Farmers Market from redevelopment 
The head of the North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture is responding to a group of wholesalers whose online petition to save the State Farmers Market has gained more than nine thousand signatures in less than two days.

Carolina Public Press: Lawmakers work to sort out differences on NC disaster bill
Disaster aid legislation is stalled in the North Carolina General Assembly as House and Senate negotiators work through differences in competing versions of the bill.

Economic Development

NC HEMP INDUSTRY DAILY: NC awards economic development grant to new hemp processing plant
North Carolina is giving a hemp processor $100,000 to set up a new facility.


ABC 13: Despite teacher pay impasse in NC, new law OKs seniority increases
Many North Carolina public-school teachers soon will get seniority-based raises already on the books despite the months-long fight between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislators over teacher pay.


WECT: Gov. Cooper vetoes 4 bills impacting teacher raises, corporate tax cuts
Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday morning announced he had vetoed four bills impacting educator raises and corporate tax cuts in North Carolina.

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: N.C. governor vetoes controversial bill to remove names from voter rolls
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a Republican-sponsored voter-rolls bill Wednesday, his 10th veto of the N.C. General Assembly’s 2019 session.


THE HILL: UPS uses drone to deliver prescription drugs
UPS made history last week after it used a drone for the first time to deliver prescription drugs.


WECT: NC DOT’s first female division engineer retires
When one woman retires this month, it will mark the end of a milestone career for the DOT’s first and only female in her position.

THE GRAHAM STAR: Treasurer says governor should manage transportation department
The N.C. Department of Transportation shouldn’t manage its own finances, N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell says.