• Lawmakers open redistricting process

    A joint legislative redistricting committee met Wednesday to begin the court-ordered process for redrawing a minimum of 28 legislative electoral maps. Sen. David Lewis, R-Harnett, chairman of the House redistricting committee, said the goal is to get input from public hearings in August, September, and October.

  • Special elections ‘almost certainly off the table,’ insiders say

    Attorneys close to legislative Republicans told Carolina Journal special legislative elections in 2017 “are almost certainly off the table.” The attorneys think the U.S. Supreme Court won’t lift a stay issued Jan. 10 in the so-called Covington case on legislative redistricting. The court is in “a wait-and-see mode right now,…