State Politics

House Dems target teacher pay, insurance, death penalty

Democrats in the state House said today that they plan to push this year to improve teacher pay, a high-risk health insurance pool to help the uninsured get affordable coverage, and an examination of the death penalty to make sure it is applied fairly.

House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman of Lexington said Democrats had not signed onto Republican-proposed legislation that would prevent the N.C. Medical Board from punishing doctors who assist in lethal injection executions.