Archive: Quick Takes

  • CJ politics week in review, Jan. 13-17

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: Amplify v. Istation hearings: Jonathan Shaw, an N.C. Department of Information Technology hearing officer, presided over the…

  • N.C. Republicans file for emergency stay in voter ID case

    Republicans are trying to put the legal fight over North Carolina’s voter ID into their own hands.  On Friday, Jan. 10, the General Assembly announced its application for an emergency stay of Judge Loretta Biggs’ injunction blocking voter ID. Biggs, a Barack Obama appointee, issued the…

  • CJ politics week in review, Jan. 6-10

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: McKissick resigns: Sen. Floyd McKissick Jr., D-Durham, has officially resigned from the N.C. General Assembly. McKissick was…

  • CJ politics week in review, Dec. 30 – Jan. 3

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: (Updated, 11:02 a.m.) Duke coal ash settlement: Duke Energy and the N.C. Department…

  • N.C. attorney general won’t push for voter ID in 2020 primary

    N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein will not seek to restore North Carolina’s voter identification requirement for the 2020 primary election. The decision announced Thursday, Jan. 2, prompted criticism from the state’s top elected Republican. The announcement from Stein, a Democrat, responds to a federal court ruling that potentially…

  • GOP lawmakers want Stein to appeal voter ID order

    Republican leaders in the General Assembly want another chance to jump into North Carolina’s voter ID deadlock. Lawyers for Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, asked the state Department of Justice Monday, Dec. 30, to appeal the expected stay of a…

  • CJ politics week in review, Dec. 16-20

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses what we think are some interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: Silent Sam: Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour will hear arguments Friday,…