Colin Campbell – Capitol Press Association http://cappressnc.com A Product of the Insider State Government News Service Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:36:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 http://cappressnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/square_flag-150x150.png Colin Campbell – Capitol Press Association http://cappressnc.com 32 32 74645536 Hurricane Matthew’s victims still awaiting FEMA grants 18 months after storm http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/hurricane-matthews-victims-still-awaiting-fema-grants-18-months-after-storm/ Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:36:28 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=875 Nearly 18 months after Hurricane Matthew, recovery in the small Wayne County town of Seven Springs has been uneven. Several local businesses are back open and some residents have returned. But across the street from the bustling Mae’s Restaurant, another storefront looks like the Neuse River floodwaters just receded yesterday — the front wall is bashed in and office furniture...

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Cooper faces criticism for issuing orders to elections agency amid lawsuit http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/cooper-faces-criticism-issuing-orders-elections-agency-amid-lawsuit/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:54:23 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=868 While a three-judge panel hasn’t yet issued its order governing the future of the state’s elections and ethics agency, Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration has ordered the agency’s staff to “refrain from taking any substantive action” — a move that prompted the agency’s attorney to question whether “the administration believes the agency is dissolved.” It’s unusual for a governor’s administration to...

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Colin Campbell: Legislature Bashes Cooper in Jerry Springer-Style Inquisition http://cappressnc.com/colin-campbell/colin-campbell-legislature-bashes-cooper-jerry-springer-style-inquisition/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:55:50 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=873 RALEIGH — For a solid 30 minutes, it looked like state legislators might actually have a bill that everyone could support. House and Senate leaders held a press conference Thursday (Feb. 8) to announce they’d found a solution to mandated smaller elementary school class sizes. That’s the law that prompted widespread complaints from school superintendents who worried they’d have to...

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Colin Campbell: More Turbulence Ahead in Elections Board Battle? http://cappressnc.com/colin-campbell/colin-campbell-turbulence-ahead-elections-board-battle/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:53:18 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=872 RALEIGH — We finally have a court ruling in Gov. Roy Cooper’s legal battle with Republican legislators over North Carolina’s elections board, but it looks like the fight’s not over yet. You might be scratching your head trying to remember the details of this dispute — Cooper has sued the legislature so many times I’ve lost count. So let’s hop...

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Legislature bans advocacy group events from indoor courtyards http://cappressnc.com/uncategorized/legislature-bans-advocacy-group-events-indoor-courtyards/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:51:08 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=851 By Lynn Bonner, The News & Observer The carnival atmosphere at the Legislative Building where visitors could get their blood pressure checked, grab a doughnut, and learn about state forests from displays in the indoor courtyards has ended. “Tabling” will no longer be allowed in the Legislative Building. People have been directed to use the legislative dining room instead. Legislative...

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