Written on February 1, 2019

One More Snarl for District IX

The ongoing election tangle for North Carolina’s Congressional District IX may — may — be resolved by the newly appointed NC Board of Elections sometime within the coming month. The newly constituted board’s membership was announced by Gov. Roy Cooper is comprised of three Democrats, Stella Anderson of Boone, Jeff Caron of Durham, and Chairman Bob Cordell of Charlotte (elected chair by teleconference); and two Republicans, David Black of Concord and Ken Raymond of Winston-Salem. The board plans to convene next week and a hearing on the District…   Continue Reading »

Everything New Is Old Again — Almost

By Nelda Holder The 2019-2020 NC Legislature opened at noon on Wednesday, January 9, for a brief convening of its “long” session for organizational purposes such as election of officers and adoption of rules. The full body returns, by command of the General Statutes, on the “third Wednesday after the second Monday in January”—this year January 30, to get down to legislative business. But both the House and the Senate will have slightly different constituencies following the 2018 general election, when Republican supermajorities in both…   Continue Reading »

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