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North Carolina lawmakers began a special session today after leadership in the General Assembly hastily announced it yesterday afternoon. The official proclamation states the purpose of the session is “to consider bills concerning any matters the General Assembly wishes to […]

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After receiving at least three-fifths of the vote in each chamber, the North Carolina Senate gave final approval to a proposed constitutional amendment to alter the way the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement is appointed. The proposal switches […]

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State Sen. David Curtis resigned Saturday, the day after the General Assembly completed its chief annual work session. Curtis lost his seat in the May primary to Ted Alexander in the Republican primary election. Republican leaders in Lincoln, Gaston, and […]

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The North Carolina Legislature adjourned on June 29, 2018. The Republican-controlled General Assembly spent most of the session passing budget adjustments and overrode eight of Gov. Roy Cooper’s 10 vetoes. Senate Bill 655 was passed and signed by Gov. Cooper […]

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper will appoint members to the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement while litigation over the structure of the board is pending. The Democratic governor has sued Republican legislative leaders three times over legislation creating […]

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A North Carolina Superior Court three-judge panel kept in place the recently merged bipartisan state board of elections and ethics enforcement but voided a portion of the law regulating how members would be appointed to that board. The ruling was […]

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The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned its reconvened session on Tuesday, February 13. Lawmakers passed a single piece of legislation, House Bill 90. The bill reduces class-sizes for kindergarten through third grade in addition to changing the makeup of the […]

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The North Carolina Supreme Court struck down a 2017 law overhauling the state’s Elections Board and Ethics Commission. Session Law 2017-6 merged the existing state Board of Elections and state Ethics Commission and created the new Bipartisan State Board of […]

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The North Carolina General Assembly will convene for a special session on January 10 to address several topics, including judicial reform. Lawmakers may consider eliminating judicial elections and instead institute an appointment process for selecting judges.

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November 8, 2017  •  

Charlotte Elects New Mayor

Vi Lyles defeated Kenny Smith to become Charlotte’s next mayor. Lyles captured 59 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Lyles will become the first African-American woman to become mayor of Charlotte.

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The General Assembly adjourned on October 17, after finishing a special session convening on October 4. The General Assembly overrode Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 656, a bill canceling North Carolina’s judicial primaries next year. The Legislature will reconvene […]

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The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned on August 31 after finishing a two-week special session. Members voted on new legislative districts per court order and voted to override two vetoes by the governor. The Legislature will reconvene on October 4, […]

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The North Carolina General Assembly convened for a special session on August 3 to address unresolved conference reports and amend the previous adjournment resolution, cancelling a previously scheduled September 6 special session. Lawmakers will now convene on August 18 to […]

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A panel of three federal judges ordered North Carolina lawmakers to draw new maps to eliminate racially gerrymandered districts by September 1, 2017. The judges also rejected a request for special elections to be held in March 2018 for redrawn […]

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