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Court Approve State Legislative Maps PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 01 November 2019 09:33
A three judge panel’s unanimously approval proposed legislative redistricting maps submitted by the General Assembly last month. 
 
State House Redistricting Committee co-chairs Rep. Destin Hall (R-Caldwell) and Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) released a joint statement:  
 
“We appreciate this court’s recognition that a historically transparent and bipartisan redistricting process complied with its order entirely,” Rep. Hall and Rep. Lewis said. 
 
The new election districts were selected at random from computer generated maps of the plaintiffs’ redistricting expert in a recent trial challenging election boundaries for the North Carolina General Assembly. 
 
Both the state House and Senate redistricting processes were conducted in full view of a public livestream video feed, including streams of all computers worked on by members and staff throughout the committees.
 
Leaders of both parties also praised the process, with Republican and Democrat leaders releasing a joint statement calling it “the most transparent redistricting process in history. The maps produced in this room in the last several days are fair and nonpartisan.”
 
Members of both parties also participated in a nonpartisan process of minimally modifying the randomly generated map only to comply with the court order by addressing issues of incumbency.
 
Legislators had emphasized that 12 of 14 House county groupings in the new maps were approved unanimously by the state House Redistricting Committee.  Another House county grouping received nearly unanimous support.  Only one of 14 county groupings was contentious.
 
The state Senate approved its maps with a bipartisan supermajority vote.  
 
Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2019 09:34
 
Govenor Cooper Mourns The Passing of Senator Kay Hagen PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 01 November 2019 09:26

Governor Cooper shared the following statement on the passing of Senator Hagan:

Kristin and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend Senator Kay Hagan. I’ve known Kay since our days in the legislature together. Kay was a fierce advocate for North Carolina, and she represented our state with courage and grace her entire career. She made it a mission to inspire young people - especially young girls - to enter public service, and she served as a role model to so many. North Carolina is mourning one of our best today.

 
Cooper Signs Bills Authorizing DOT Budget And UNC Risk Management Provisions PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 21 October 2019 09:35
 Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bills into law: 
 
House Bill 100: DOT Budget for 2019-2021 Biennium 
Senate Bill 572: University System Risk Management Provisions 
 
Dr. Susan Kansagra Selected as President-elect of National Association of Chronic Disease Directors PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 18 October 2019 10:24
Dr. Susan Kansagra, chief of the NCDHHS Division of Public Health’s Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, has been selected as president-elect of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. Her term as president-elect will run from Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020.
 
Dr. Kansagra oversees public health initiatives at DHHS related to chronic disease, tobacco control, cancer prevention and control, and injury and violence prevention. Before coming to DHHS, she served as deputy commissioner of the New York City Health Department as well as assistant vice president of Population Health for New York City’s public hospital system.
 
Wilson County DSS Honored for Child Welfare Work
 The North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services recently honored the Wilson County Department of Social Services with a best practice award for their trauma-informed child welfare practice at the 2019 Social Services Institute in Hickory.
 
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