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Aug 15, 2018

NC governor, groups ask judges to block referendums

RALEIGH (AP) Legal motions by North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and interest groups to keep constitutional amendments proposed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly off November ballots are back in court. A three-judge panel scheduled arguments Aug. 15 on requests by Cooper, the state NAACP and Clean Air Carolina to block referendums while lawsuits they filed […]

Aug 13, 2018

5 ex-North Carolina governors gather to oppose 2 amendments

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina’s five living former governors are meeting to oppose constitutional amendments on November ballots that would swing powers involving judicial vacancies and state boards from the executive branch to the legislature. Democrats Jim Hunt, Mike Easley and Beverly Perdue and Republicans Jim Martin and Pat McCrory are holding a news conference at […]

Aug 8, 2018

Judge declines to give quick relief in amendment questions

RALEIGH (AP) A state judge declined Aug. 7 to give immediate relief to Gov. Roy Cooper and interest groups who want proposed constitutional amendments off fall ballots because they argue referendum language written by Republican lawmakers is false and misleading. The Democratic governor, state NAACP and Clean Air Carolina have asked in a pair of […]

Aug 7, 2018

Lawsuits target GOP amendment referendums, candidate labels

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and other opponents of legislative Republicans filed a flurry of late-hour lawsuits Aug. 6 to block referendums on constitutional amendments and to let a Supreme Court candidate disclose his party affiliation on ballots. The lawsuits filed in state court against GOP legislative leaders mark yet another round of […]

Aug 6, 2018

Cooper plans to sue to keep 2 amendment questions off ballot

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper contends ballot language approved by Republican lawmakers describing two proposed constitutional amendments are so false and misleading the courts must prevent voting on them. Cooper’s office announced Aug. 4 he would sue in Wake County court to block two of the six amendment referendums set for this fall’s […]

Jul 25, 2018

GOP acts on ballot language for amendments, judge candidates

RALEIGH (AP) The North Carolina legislature returned briefly to business July 24 so Republicans could wrest the seemingly ordinary work of adding titles to proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots out of the hands of a state panel controlled by Democrats. But GOP legislators, who called themselves back for a special session, also decided to intervene […]

Jul 24, 2018

North Carolina legislature reconvenes on amendment titles

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina lawmakers once expecting to be done legislating for months when they adjourned their session in June are back at work less than four weeks later. The General Assembly is starting a special session Tuesday for the purpose of approving ballot titles for six proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots. That job […]

Jun 25, 2018

Voter ID, hunting rights amendments on tap in final week

RALEIGH (AP) The North Carolina legislature is entering what’s expected to be the final week of this year’s session ready to act on proposed constitutional amendments and any more vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper. The General Assembly reconvenes June 25 with the House prepared to vote on bills asking residents to decide whether the state […]

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