Archive: Quick Takes

  • House redistricting plan ‘double-bunks’ members in three districts

    Six members of the state House either will face challenges from incumbents or will need to run for election in new legislative districts. Proposed maps for the 2018 election cycle came out Saturday afternoon from the office of Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, who heads the House redistricting committee. Additional information, including…

  • N.C. Supreme Court rejects UNC academic fraud case

    RALEIGH — A day after UNC-Chapel Hill wrapped up its meeting with the NCAA’s infractions committee, North Carolina’s highest court has delivered the university a victory in a separate — but related — case. The N.C. Supreme Court has denied a petition from former student-athletes James Arnold and Leah Metcalf.

  • Bond refinancing saving state millions, N.C. treasurer says

      A third round of bond refinancing ratcheted state savings up to more than $133 million, a news release from state Treasurer Dale Folwell says. In the latest round, more than $243 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles bonds were refunded. Almost $225 million in new,…

  • Cooper calls for removal of Confederate monuments

    In a post on the Medium.com website, on Tuesday Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper called for the removal or relocation of monuments honoring Confederates from state property. Cooper also asked the General Assembly to repeal a 2015 law barring local governments from removing those statues or monuments without the legislature’s…

  • Senators to call hearing into Cooper’s handling of GenX

    RALEIGH — N.C. senators plan to address Gov. Roy Cooper’s handling of the GenX chemical controversy in an upcoming legislative hearing. The senators announced the hearing a day after their deadline for Cooper’s administration to respond to a list of more than 20 questions about the issue. No date…

  • Senators pepper Cooper with questions about GenX funding request

    RALEIGH — State senators are asking Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration to answer more than 20 questions in the next five days, as they consider his request for an extra $2.58 million to deal with concerns about a chemical discharge in the Cape Fear River. The seven Republican senators submitted the…