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  • Hall stepping down as Democratic leader in N.C. House

    Rep. Larry Hall, D-Durham, who has served as minority leader in the state House for the past two full legislative sessions, will not seek that position when the 2017 session convenes, the News & Observer reports. Hall, who served for 19 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, will begin…

  • McCrory seeks $200 million from legislators during special session

    A video from Gov. Pat McCrory outlines his plans for this week’s special legislative session linked to Hurricane Matthew and western N.C. wildfires. McCrory is seeking $200 million and has plans addressing housing, local government needs, economic development, planning, and disaster relief.

  • McCrory concedes, urges support for Gov.-elect Cooper

    In a video released early this afternoon, Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the 2016 election to Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. McCrory said “being the 74th governor of North Carolina has been a privilege and an honor,” but he respects “the outcome of the closest governor’s race in modern history.” “I personally…

  • Special NCGA session on Matthew Recovery set for Dec. 13

    This morning, Gov. Pat McCrory called for a special legislative session Tuesday, Dec. 13, to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and relief efforts. From the governor’s press release: “Now that we have received input directly from the communities most impacted by Hurricane Matthew, I am officially…

  • McCrory: Plans for special Matthew session forthcoming

    At a meeting this morning in Greenville of his hurricane-recovery committee, Gov. Pat McCrory said to expect his proposal around the end of the week for a special session of the General Assembly to deal with recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew. From a press release: Governor McCrory announced today…

  • Documents the State Board of Elections will review today

    The State Board of Elections posted the materials members will review at this afternoon’s hearing on Thomas Stark’s appeal of vote-counting in Durham County. The document is 399 pages. Grab a strong cup of coffee. CJ will report on the board’s meeting later today.

  • Federal court orders legislative election in 2017 with new districts

    In a decision issued late Tuesday, a three-judge panel of federal judges ordered the N.C. General Assembly to draw new legislative districts by January 2017 and schedule a special election in November. Earlier this year, the panel threw out the current legislative districts as “racial gerrymanders” but allowed the…

  • Hood: McCrory underperformed in urban, suburban, and rural counties

    At an analysis of the recent election during today’s Shaftesbury Society presentation, JLF Chairman John Hood cast some doubt on the notion that Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper’s lead over Pat McCrory can be explained entirely by McCrory’s poor performance in urban counties, with the governor’s support of House Bill 2 as…

  • McCrory files for recount in governor’s election

    In a letter to the State Board of Elections dated Nov. 18, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory formally requested a recount in his race against Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. Noting that in the initial count of the ballots cast he was fewer than 10,000 votes behind Cooper, “I am…