Archives: CJ Staff

  • CJ politics week in review, Aug. 10-14

    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. Dropped lawsuit: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has dropped his lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper over the governor’s COVID-19…

  • House Rules Committee Chairman David Lewis announces retirement

    Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, chairman of the House Rules Committee, announced Friday, July 24, he wouldn’t seek a 10th term in the General Assembly. In a statement posted on his website, Lewis said he was withdrawing his name from the November ballot. He’ll serve the rest of the term.

  • Opponents in N.C. governor’s race to head to court Aug. 4

    A lawsuit pitting the two major-party contenders in North Carolina’s governor’s race will head to a court hearing Aug. 4. Superior Court Judge James Gale set that hearing date in Forest v. Cooper. In the suit, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest challenges the process Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper…

  • Remember the General Assembly’s short session?

    The turmoil surrounding COVID-19 derailed much of the work the General Assembly had done before the pandemic. Battles over redistricting reform, tax relief, teacher pay, and hemp legislation disappeared from the headlines.  But lawmakers have left Raleigh and plan to return in September. The 10-day period…