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A Republican-led legislative committee is knee-deep in a plan that would take some judicial appointments currently made by the governor's office and transfer that power to the General Assembly. Yes, it's a familiar story. Since even before Democratic Gov. Roy...
In their quest to score political points, North Carolina school district leaders putting a lot at risk. Last week, more than 1,000 teachers in Durham told their principals that they're planning to take the day off on May 16The opening...
As we close in on two years since Gov. Pat McCrory left office, the narrative around his tenure continues to be about House Bill 2And, to a lesser extent, the I-77 toll road in Mecklenburg County.. Twenty years from now,...
Welcome to PAC Track. As Democrats nationally hope to ride a "blue wave," expect a flood of money to enter North Carolina races. Some are homegrown efforts. Others are national organizations targeting our state. We'll also list information on major...
The N.C. Home Builders Association has become one of the first PACs to make a major spend on electioneering communications this election cycle. The group disclosed in April that it spent just over $127,000 on direct mail in support of 17...
Ah, the beauty of divided government. Our political system has set up an independent judiciary as the referee between the executive and legislative branches — and the challenge flag has been getting a workout the past few years. Ever since Republicans...
The State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement is putting $10.9 million in federal money toward projects that will beef up North Carolina's election security — a major undertaking as foreign threats to U.S. elections become increasingly real. The bulk...
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his lumps on Capitol Hill, there are at least two people in Raleigh who are paying extremely close attention. The social media giant has two registered lobbyists in North Carolina's capital this year, according...
Editor's Note: With every single General Assembly race contested this year, North Carolina has a flood of first-time candidates. Friend of Longleaf Politics Edwin Peacock graciously agreed to share tips he gives to people new to the political scene...
Healthcare seemed to be a big campaign issue way back in 2016 — both nationally and in North Carolina. President Trump promised a "beautiful" healthcare plan. Gov. Roy Cooper put Medicaid expansion in his first budget proposal. Neither has happened. Could that soon...