A study sheds light on the North Carolina economy during a period former Governor Pat McCrory hailed as “the Carolina Comeback,” amid tax cuts that Senator Thom Tillis has said should be a model for the nation.
To break the Republican supermajority in the N.C. General Assembly, Democrats need to win four House seats or six Senate seats. In 10 key GOP-held districts, Democratic candidates have a cash advantage.
Cathy Von Hassel-Davies is a Democratic candidate for North Carolina state House. A 2006 post on her blog rails against Mexican immigrants. It says the US spends tax dollars “putting up signs in Spanish and American.”
Sen. Phil Berger, Rep. Tim Moore, Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein were among candidates fined because they accepted illegal campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s PAC.
Republicans control the North Carolina legislature, but NC Democrats announced Thursday, July 12, 2018, they have a record amount of cash to help their candidates in the midterm elections and potentially break the supermajority.
Fighting the opioid epidemic, the US DOJ found NC prison staff were potentially mishandling drugs like prescription painkillers. NC officials agreed to pay a fine as part of a settlement. Central Prison in Raleigh was part of the investigation.
Rickey Padgett, a Durham Republican who's running against state Sen. Mike Woodard, tweeted a cartoon depicting Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in Nazi uniforms. Padgett also compared Rep. Maxine Waters to Aunt Esther from TV's Sanford and Son.
Republican Rep. Richard Hudson, a Republican who represents Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, wants the Department of Defense to consider changing guidelines for which service members are eligible for hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay.
The NC Democratic Party wants to question the state Republican Party's executive director under oath to find out what he knew and any communications he had with Republican legislative leaders about a law canceling judicial primaries.