Durham Democrat Mickey Michaux reflects on North Carolina politics and the importance of HBCUs in NC. Michaux, the longest-serving member in the North Carolina House of Representatives, will retire at the end of his current term.
VIDEO: Gov. Roy Cooper said he would not veto a bill that would give North Carolina elementary schools more time to reduce class sizes but includes other legislative changes he opposes during a press conference at the Executive Mansion Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
VIDEO: NC Gov. Roy Cooper says Republican legislators are 'using our kids and now our schools as tools for their power grab and their partisan attacks is pretty low, even for them' during a press conference at the Executive Mansion Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
A highly anticipated announcement by North Carolina lawmakers comes as school districts have warned that they don’t have the thousands of additional classrooms or teachers needed to meet the state requirement to reduce class sizes in kindergarten through third grade later this year.
NC House Rules Chairman David Lewis held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to blast the plaintiffs in a legislative redistricting lawsuit for continuing their legal action as the candidate filing period looms. "Literally all they care about is electing Democrats at all times and at all costs," he said.
Drone video shows the upscale River Landing golf community near Wallace, NC that will benefit from $830,000 in the state budget to improve sewage capacity. The development was co-founded by Wendell Murphy, a powerful former state lawmaker.
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said the Congressional Black Caucus has been fair to President Trump, but his record of nominations is poor. She said the nomination of Thomas Farr of North Carolina has spent his entire career "working against the rights of African Americans." Norton said Farr must not be confirmed on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., explained the recent history of the Eastern District of North Carolina. He said President Trump's nominee Thomas Farr is "probably the most unqualified, insensitive, uninformed, incompetent attorney. ... Thomas Farr is not only academically unqualified for this position, but he is racially insensitive."