Latest North Carolina State General Assembly News

Investigators question NC governor’s pipeline fund actions

Nov. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday. The...

North Carolina lawmakers redraw state’s congressional map

Nov. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year. The GOP-controlled General Assembly enacted boundaries for...

North Carolina redistricting proposal threatens 2 incumbents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political future of two GOP incumbents could be endangered as North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a new congressional district map Thursday in response to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The reconfigured districts have become necessary since state judges blocked use...

The Latest: North Carolina Congress remap clears state House

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly redrawing the state’s congressional map (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A redrawn map of North Carolina’s congressional districts has cleared one chamber of the state legislature. The state House voted 55-46 on Thursday for...

N Carolina lawmakers wrap up initial Congress map drawings

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have wrapped up several days of map drawing while looking for replacement boundaries for the state's 13 U.S. House districts following a recent court order. A joint House-Senate committee met on Tuesday as lawmakers and staff worked on mapmaking computers for...

North Carolina lawmakers begin considering new Congress map

Nov. 5, 2019 6:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Pressed by a court ruling last week over partisan gerrymandering, North Carolina legislators began on Tuesday to produce a new state congressional map that could make it more difficult for national Republicans to retake control of the U.S. House. A special House-Senate committee met...

Funeral held in North Carolina for former US Sen. Kay Hagan

Nov. 3, 2019 6:27 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Family and friends paid tribute Sunday to former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, eulogizing her as a "humble and kind" public servant who used hard work and good manners to get things done. Hagan, who won election in 2008 as the state's first female Democratic senator, died...

North Carolina redistricting cases could offer map to others

Nov. 2, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court this year declared federal judges had no business deciding cases about political gerrymandering, it also said state courts had every right to address the issue — and have they ever in North Carolina. Within four months, state judges hearing two...

NC legislators pass bill to close sexual assault loopholes

Oct. 31, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are putting new legal power behind the notion that "no means no" — even if a woman first said yes. A 40-year-old North Carolina court ruling that says women can't revoke consent once a sex act has begun could be a thing of the past after the state...

North Carolina absentee ballot rule changes get final OKs

Oct. 29, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators finalized changes on Tuesday to beef up mail-in absentee ballot rules and punishments for violations after a voting fraud investigation of a congressional race led to a new election this year. The bipartisan measure, which got unanimous support in the Senate...