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Bills Would Make Local Elections Partisan PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:34

Non-partisan races would become partisan under a number of legislative proposals filed in the General Assembly.

Some bills would have party designation down to local judges, town offices and school boards.

There are also measures that would have voters elect members of the State Board of Education, which are now appointed by the governor.

On Tuesday, House Bill 100 will get a hearing. It would make elections for District Court and Superior Court judges partisan.

Senate Bill 94 would make school board and municipal offices partisan. The N.C. League of Municipalities opposes partisan races. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:36
Durham Democrats Select Former County Commissioner To Fill Rep. Hall's Seat PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:50
The Durham Democratic Party has voted to have  MaryAnn Black to fill the District 29 House seat vacated by Larry Hall who left to serve as Secretary Military and Veterans Affairs for Governor Roy Cooper.
Black is associate vice president of community affairs for Duke Health and a former Durham County commissioner. 
Black holds a master of social work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor of arts degree from Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:59
Appeals Court Allows Merger Of Elections and Ethics Boards; Cooper Appeals DecisionTo NC Supreme Court PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 February 2017 12:20
The N.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday reinstated election law changes pending a legal challenge by Governor  Roy Cooper.  The governor's lawyers immediately appealed the decision to the North Carolina Supreme Court.  
The law, which was to go into effect January 1, combines the State Board of Elections and the state's Ethics Commission. The law also eliminates the governor's power to appoint the majority of members to the new State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.
Last Updated on Friday, 10 February 2017 12:28
Former Majority Leader Will Become A Lobbyist PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 February 2017 10:59
Former N.C. House Majority Leader Mike Hager of Rutherfordton is launching a lobbying firm, Hager Strategic Solutions, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. 
Hager resigned his seat in August and will soon begin work after he clears the six month cooling off period ends. North Carolina law requires former legislators to be out of office a minimum of six months before they register as a lobbyist. 
 Hager told the N&O that his firm will concentrate on regulation and energy issues. He previously worled for Duke Energy. 



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