Rick Henderson - Carolina Journal News Service

Rick Henderson - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — 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.

RALEIGH — Barring a successful and rapid appeal, North Carolina’s voter ID requirement for the March 2020 primary looks dead.

RALEIGH — Republican leaders in the General Assembly want another chance to jump into North Carolina’s voter ID deadlock.

Friday, 20 December 2019 12:10

Meadows out, McCrory to focus on 2022

RALEIGH — Two major figures in N.C. Republican politics have announced they will not run in the 2020 elections. U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows will not seek re-election in the 11th District. Former Gov. Pat McCrory will not try to reclaim his old job.

RALEIGH — The top officer in the N.C. Senate has issued a statement urging Democratic colleagues to help Republicans override the state budget veto next year. At least one Democrat turned that statement into a fundraising plea.

RALEIGH — A long-anticipated report from an education consulting group suggests North Carolina should boost public school spending by at least $8 billion over the next eight years to satisfy its constitutional obligations.

RALEIGH — Silent Sam may soon find a new home nowhere near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

RALEIGH — North Carolina public school teachers and higher education employees hoping to get a pay raise will have to wait. Perhaps until January.

RALEIGH — The 2019 session of the N.C. General Assembly began Jan. 9, both in the House and the Senate. The session ended on Halloween, which was Wednesday, Oct. 31. Lawmakers left without a budget, failing to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto, which came in June. To date, Cooper has vetoed 37 bills — 23 of which the General Assembly has overridden. During the session, however, lawmakers passed a host of mini-budgets, redrew N.C. legislative districts under a court order, and funded teacher pay and other raises for state workers.

RALEIGH — A three-judge N.C. Superior Court panel has tossed out North Carolina’s election maps for state House and Senate districts. The court has ordered state lawmakers to draw new maps in two weeks.

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