Investigative reporter Lynn Bonner highlights some of the topics likely to take center stage this session at the North Carolina General Assembly
Read more of Bonner’s reporting here.
Thanks to gerrymandering, the policy stakes in this fall’s elections in NC are much bigger than they ought to be
North Carolina is a deeply “purple” state. That is to say it’s one in which statewide elections between Republicans and Democrats tend to be very close. A classic example: The 2020 contest for state Supreme Court chief justice in which the incumbent Cheri Beasley (the current Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate) lost to Republican challenger Paul Newby (then an associate justice on the court) by 0.00007% -- just 401 votes out of the almost 5.4 million cast.