Tag:Sen. Bill Rabon

  • Twiddy, backed by GOP leaders, faces Rep. Steinburg in open SD1

    Republican primary, state Senate District 1, (Dare, Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Gates, Hertford, Chowan, Washington, Tyrrell, and Hyde counties) Bob Steinburg. Education: Associate degree in Retail Business Management from Corning Community College. Bachelors in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. Occupation: Retired, former businessman and newspaper columnist. Career…

  • Transparent doesn’t mean invisible

    It seems like all public officials celebrate transparency, until it applies to them. Case in point: Gov. Roy Cooper, who (years ago as attorney general) wrote the introduction to the North Carolina Guide to Open Government and Public Records for the N.C. Press Association. “The spirit with which public…

  • Rabon calls for legislative probe of pipeline deal

    The last week of March could be a busy one for the Cooper administration. In a press release issued Wednesday, March 7, Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, called on legislative leaders to open a formal investigation of the controversial side deal Gov. Roy Cooper…

  • NCGA dissatisfied with governor’s response to pipeline questions

    The exchange of letters between legislative leaders and Gov. Roy Cooper over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline continued Friday as lawmakers expressed exasperation with a response provided a day earlier by the governor’s chief of staff. Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, and Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, chairmen of the House and Senate…

  • Analysts question whether voters would end judicial elections

    The Republican-led Senate Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting on Wednesday rolled out a skeleton proposal for a constitutional amendment to switch from electing judges to a multistep appointment process. But political observers are skeptical the public would surrender the right to elect judges and pass a required referendum…

  • Constitutional amendment would shrink judicial terms immediately

    Legislative Republicans vowed to offer changes in the way North Carolinians select judges. Tuesday afternoon, they rolled out a big one. A few hours after the House rejected the governor’s veto of a bill canceling judicial primaries in 2018, the House and Senate Rules Committee chairmen proposed a constitutional amendment…