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  • Bills Would End I-77 HOT Lanes Project

    Two bills have been filed — one by a Democrat, the other by Republicans — that would terminate the Interstate 77 toll agreement in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. Mecklenburg County Democratic Rep. Tricia Cotham, who is a candidate for the 12th Congressional District, filed one of the bills. The Republican…

  • NCGA Committee Delays Occupational Licensing Reforms

    A legislative oversight committee decided on Tuesday to delay a push to eliminate and consolidate a number of occupational licensing boards. “We’re still gathering information,” Sen. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, told the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee. “I’m still hearing from boards and we’re still hearing from citizens.” He asked…

  • NCGA Considering Achievement District Plan To Help Troubled Schools

    A state House committee on Wednesday looked at some of the successes and pitfalls neighboring Tennessee’s Achievement School District has experienced as lawmakers pondered ways to turn around some of the state’s worst performing schools. The House Select Committee on Achievement School Districts heard from Malika Anderson, Tennessee’s Achievement School District…

  • N.C. Attorneys Say Redistricting Lawsuit Puts State in Double Jeopardy

    Attorneys representing the state of North Carolina in the Harris v. McCrory lawsuit — in which earlier this month a three-judge federal district court panel threw out the congressional districts drawn in 2011, resulting in a delay in the state’s  congressional primary — claim in court documents that the plaintiffs who filed…

  • Academics: North Carolina Voters Lose In Redistricting Battle

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, and the resulting 4-4 philosophical divide among the remaining justices, likely swung Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision not to issue a stay in North Carolina’s congressional redistricting case, say several political science professors who follow the electoral process. The General Assembly’s decision substituting…

  • Lawmakers Race To Draw New Maps, Reschedule Primary

    Final votes will be taken today approving 13 redrawn congressional districts, along with a revised election calendar pushing back the congressional primary from March 15 to June 7, and eliminating runoff primaries for all election races this year. The Senate debated and passed the new congressional boundaries on a 32-15…

  • Special Session Will Address Congressional Districts

    Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday issued a proclamation convening a special session of the General Assembly at 10 a.m. Thursday to address a federal court ruling that halted North Carolina’s congressional primary. State Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, said plans are moving forward to use new maps and to set a…

  • Mapmakers Removing Race From New Congressional Districts

    Members of the Joint Select Committee on Congressional Redistricting sparred for 4 ½ hours Tuesday in a meeting featuring mostly party-line votes and intense reactions from stunned Democrats after Republican leaders declared they would omit any and all racial considerations when redrawing congressional districts. Passions rose when Republicans said their…

  • N.C. Supreme Court Ends Redistricting Lawsuit

    While North Carolina waits on the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on congressional redistricting, the N.C. Supreme Court has closed its books (for now) on legislative and congressional redistricting. According to North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders, the N.C. Supreme Court denied a motion by plaintiffs to rehear the case. In…