This week News & Observer journalists discuss the recounts in a few closely contested N.C. General Assembly races. Plus, the legislature is coming back after Thanksgiving to write new voter ID laws, there's yet another gerrymandering lawsuit, and we get to the bottom of President Trump's question during Hurricane Florence about what happens to boats that are abandoned after storms.
Democrats broke Republicans' supermajority and gained seats on the state courts, but couldn't capture any of the battleground congressional districts. Meanwhile, two constitutional amendments failed and four won. We talk about what it means, what surprised us, and what's next in a lame-duck session of the legislature. Plus Headliner of the Week with winners to watch.
What North Carolina races should you be watching on Election Day? What's the deal with all those healthcare campaign ads? And can you legally take a picture of your ballot? The N&O/Insider politics team sorts through the latest election news. Insider editor Colin Campbell hosts, with Lauren Horsch, Will Doran, Rashaan Ayesh and Andy Specht.
This week we talk about Hurricane Florence and what the government is doing to help the recovery efforts. We also discuss how North Carolina fits into the debate over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and talk about a federal investigation into a major political donor.
A jury handed down the biggest verdict yet against a hog producer this week. Our reporter panel talks about the lawsuits, plus what's behind the hunting and fishing amendment on the ballot this fall, and what's ahead for the state Supreme Court race.
This week's Domecast recaps the legislature's surprise special session to address ballot labeling issues and looks at who's winning the campaign cash race. Lauren Horsch of the NC Insider hosts, with Colin Campbell of the Insider and Andy Specht and Will Doran of The News & Observer.
The legislature spent the final days of its short session working to cancel Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes, reject some of his nominees and take away more of his powers. We look back at the session that has just ended and what it means for the election ahead.
The fast pace of action in the legislature last week had lobbyists explaining bills, a state agency wanting more notice and some members of the public fed up. This week, what will lawmakers consider as they try to change the state constitution? Guest Taylor Knopf of NC Health News joins our panel.
Gov. Roy Cooper vetoes the budget, but it's almost certain to become law anyway. A farm bill has implications for lawsuits against the pork industry and labels on beverages in the dairy aisle. And prison safety inspires some uncomfortable debate.
The legislature is debating its spending plan for the coming year. What got funding and what didn't? And why is there so much outrage about the process being used by Republican leaders? Our panel of journalists explains what's happening. NC Insider reporter Lauren Horsch hosts, with Andy Specht and Will Doran of The News & Observer and Colin Campbell of the Insider.