Insider Spotlight – 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 Insider Spotlight – 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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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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N.C. General Assembly not immune to sexual harassment concerns http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/general-assembly-not-immune-sexual-harassment-concerns/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:14 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=831 By Lauren Horsch, NCInsider.com RALEIGH — Women who work in North Carolina politics have known for years that it’s still a boy’s club, even as nearly a quarter of the members of the General Assembly are women. They know this because they’re often dodging unwanted touches and brushing off or ignoring inappropriate comments about their appearance. Their stories are similar...

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State Library to Issue Borrower Cards http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/state-library-issue-borrower-cards/ Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:57:03 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=796 Colin Campbell, THE INSIDER, 10/23/17 For the first time in its 200-year history, the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina is issuing library cards to state residents and letting them take home books and other items from its extensive historical collection. The new service began Sept. 1 after state librarians worked with the Office of...

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