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 Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission, made up of Josh Stein, Elaine Marshall and Paul Coble, is in charge of writing an explanation of the constitutional amendments that the legislature put on the ballot.
The cost to implement a recently-passed state law has left many North Carolina counties' boards of elections unsure how to manage early voting for this November's midterm elections, and some are planning to offer fewer voting locations to comply with the law.