The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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North Carolina Governor News

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North Carolina Gubernatorial Headlines

DECEMBER 2013

Coalition wants changes to district-drawing (News & Observer, 12/7/13)
A state tax cut, but first, new paperwork (News & Observer, 12/7/13)
Speed, sweep of NC Commerce restructuring raise concerns (News & Observer, 12/6/13)
Lawsuit against Roy Cooper set for trial in April (News & Observer, 12/6/13)
GOP Senate primary a tea party test (News & Observer, 12/6/13)
US farm bill has big impact in NC (News & Observer, 12/5/13)
Medicaid overhaul shifts to regional managed care plans (News & Observer, 12/5/13)
ALEC documents show strong ties to NC lawmakers (News & Observer, 12/5/13)
Morning Memo: Democratic infighting plagues party (Under the Dome, 12/5/13)
NAACP chief, others found guilty in ‘Moral Monday’ protest (WRAL, 12/4/13)
Barber, ‘Moral Monday’ protesters appeal convictions (News & Observer, 12/4/13)
McCrory raises NC’s profile in offshore drilling push (News & Observer, 12/4/13)
Teacher turnover in North Carolina reaches five-year high (News & Observer, 12/4/13)
McCrory and Outer Banks leaders blast environmental group over bridge delay (News & Observer, 12/4/13)
Fellow Democrats turned into Cotham critics (Charlotte Observer, 12/4/13)
Task Force on Safer Schools holds first meeting (Star News, 12/4/13)
McCrory-NC delegation focused on avoiding military cuts (Under the Dome, 12/4/13)
Charlotte weighs bid for major Boeing plant (Charlotte Observer, 12/4/13)
Study: NC film incentives end could cost millions (WRAL, 12/4/13)
Lawmakers, McCrory look at raising teacher pay in 2014 (WRAL, 12/3/13)
NC virtual charter group rebuffed by NC Court of Appeals (News & Observer, 12/3/13)
Architect of ‘Moral Monday’ protests in court facing civil disobedience charges (News & Observer, 12/3/13)
COMMENTARY: On sexual politics and NC’s place in political history (News & Observer, 12/3/13)
NC budget director briefly debates a top critic (AP, 12/2/13)
Locals listen as Rev. Barber takes Art Pope critique to Maxway, Roses (AP, 12/2/13)
GOP lawmaker in key swing district gets Democratic challenger (Under the Dome, 12/2/13)
State lawmakers have tax credits on the chopping block (Star News, 12/1/13)
Gun rights groups monitor new NC law (AP, 12/1/13)
OPINION: The source of all McCrory’s troubles? (Charlotte Observer, 12/1/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

NC Democrats: Too early to tell health care’s election impact (News & Observer, 11/30/13)
Scant justification for flurry of personal services contracts at NC DHHS (News & Observer,11/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Little-known Hagan just a cork in the ocean (News & Observer, 11/30/13)
You can’t fix stupid (PoliticsNC, 11/29/13)
Understaffing, outdated technology, unstable funding threaten courts (News & Observer, 11/29/13)
Josh Stein says he’ll run for NC Attorney General in 2016 (News & Observer, 11/27/13)
Republican lawmakers see need for teacher pay hike but differ on approach (News & Observer,11/27/13)
McCrory’s credibility gap (PoliticsNC, 11/27/13)
Analyst: Brace for Super spending in NC next year (Under the Dome, 11/27/13)
McCrory staff demanding payment for public records (AP, 11/26/13)
Morning memo: Speciale gets an opponent; McCrory gets a special delivery (Under the Dome, 11/26/13)
NAACP petitions McCrory to call for special legislative session (Under the Dome, 11/26/13)
State lawmakers stay busy after session ends (Star News, 11/26/13)
New less-government nonprofit group forms in NC (Under the Dome, 11/26/13)
McCrory misspeaks again? Governor says ‘we didn’t take away unemployment benefits’ (the progressive pulse, 11/26/13)
UNC-CH faulty complain after conservative group seeks liberal professor’s email (News & Observer,11/26/13)
It’s the young people (PolicitsNC, 11/25/13)
AUDIO: Governor McCrory on teacher raises, Obamacare (WFAE, 11/25/13)
Unless DC finds alternative to sequester, NC faces new budget cuts (News & Observer, 11/25/13)
NC tax changes men new admission charges for arts and sporting events (News & Observer,11/24/13)
COMMENTARY: You’re not from around here, are you? (News & Observer, 11/23/13)
N&O series prompt calls for pension reform (News & Observer, 11/23/13)
New North Carolina business group plans big push on education (News & Observer, 11/22/13)
Elon poll finds low marks for everyone (Under the Dome, 11/22/13)
McCrory touts ALEC report on tax cuts (Under the Dome, 11/22/13)
Morning Memo: Senate tea party candidates find common enemy in Tillis (Under the Dome, 11/22/13)
Pat McCrory gets ‘mostly false’ rating for voter ID remark (Under the Dome, 11/22/13)
Congressmen hear from NC opponents of health law (AP, 11/22/13)
Breaking: McCrory promises (Politics NC, 11/21/13)
Hagan, like other Democrats, is on the health care hot seat (News & Observer, 11/20/13)
Well-connected McCrory appointee’s qualifications questioned (News & Observer, 11/20/13)
Civitas Institute leader named to NC ethics panel (WRAL, 11/20/13)
Morning Memo: McCrory administration hire’s qualifications questioned (Under the Dome, 11/20/13)
Conservative group debuts new $600,000 ad campaign targeting Kay Hagan (Under the Dome, 11/20/13)
In national TV interview, McCrory defends state’s voter law (Under the Dome, 11/20/13)
Fracking study planned for undisclosed site in ‘western NC’ (Carolina Public Press, 11/20/13)
DHHS staffers lay out progress on Medicaid billing system (WRAL, 11/19/13)
NC’s Medicaid spending still uncertain, experts say (WRAL, 11/19/13)
Hagan will not vote for anti-abortion bill (Under the Dome, 11/19/13)
McCrory travels to California, Arizona for job recruiting, political meetings (News & Observer,11/19/13)
Problems remain with NC’s Medicaid payment system (News & Observer, 11/19/13)
Attorney General Roy Cooper says state should expand Medicaid (Under the Dome, 11/18/13)
Records show taxpayers paying big money for GOP leaders’ attorneys (News & Observer, 11/18/13)
NC AG says refusal of Medicaid expansion was wrong (AP, 11/18/13)
Candidates face uncertainty in 12th District race (AP, 11/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Republicans might try new approach on immigration (News & Observer,11/16/13)
Out of the spotlight, some NC public agency leaders make major money (News & Observer,11/16/13)
Hagan raises money with VP as GOP criticism rises (AP, 11/15/13)
Biden touts Hagan at Chapel Hill fundraiser (News & Observer, 11/15/13)
Cooper says in radio interview he should defend voting law in court (Under the Dome, 11/15/13)
Tata says DOT is looking at revenue options for roads (Under the Dome, 11/15/13)
Mark Harris calls for Kay Hagan to resign, citing dubious reason (Under the Dome, 11/15/13)
Raleigh mayor wants Gov. McCrory to address delays in Dorothea Dix Park work (News & Observer,11/15/13)
Democrats say McCrory administration reimburse taxpayers for retreat (Under the Dome, 11/15/13)
NC voters’ lawsuits claim congressional Districts 1 and 12 are racially gerrymandered (News & Observer, 11/15/13)
NAACP adds churches, others to NC elections lawsuit (News & Observer, 11/14/13)
McCory unveils new teacher program (WRAL, 11/14/13)
Morning memo: McCrory to attend another private, big-money retreat (Under the Dome, 11/14/13)
NC commerce chief Decker says state attracting unemployed (AP, 11/14/13)
McCrory says he still wants Dix park to work (AP, 11/13/13)
McCrory appoints task force on school safety (Under the Dome, 11/13/13)
McCrory promotes dog adoption, breeder bill (AP, 11/13/13)
Tillis ahead in GOP primary but most voters remain undecided (Under the Dome, 11/13/13)
State commerce secretary: NC seeing influx of jobless people (News & Observer, 11/12/13)
Hagan calls for probe of healthcare website as political support drops (News & Observer, 11/12/13)
NC lawmakers consider ending sales tax break for State Fair, other events (News & Observer,11/12/13)
Sen. Hagan calls for probe of healthcare launch (Under the Dome, 11/11/13)
McCrory talks off the cuff, sparking controversy (News & Observer, 11/10/13)
Cooper is keynote speaker at NC gay rights event (WRAL, 11/9/13)
Even off the ballot, Pat McCrory influenced election (News & Observer, 11/9/13)
COMMENTARY: The fall and rise of NC poverty (News & Observer, 11/9/13)
‘Moral Monday’ protesters arrested same day and tried together get different verdicts (News & Observer, 11/8/13)
Study shows early voting popular (Under the Dome, 11/8/13)
Supreme Court again rejects excusing Newby from case (Under the Dome, 11/8/13)
Legislative fixes to pre-K programs make legal challenge moot, state Supreme Court says (News & Observer, 11/8/13)
Coble announces he’s done with politics after 15 terms (News & Observer, 11/7/13)
McCrory administration proposes new mental health initiative (News & Observer, 11/7/13)
Karl Rove to appear at Tillis fundraisers this month (Under the Dome, 11/7/13)
Teachers’ events protest education funding; McCrory says there are ‘legitimate gripes’ (North Raleigh News, 11/5/13)
McCrory launches teacher advisory committee (News & Observer, 11/5/13)
McCrory pledges to address teacher concerns (WRAL, 11/5/13)
Teachers’ events protest education funds; McCrory says there are ‘legitimate gripes’ (News & Observer, 11/4/13)
Spaulding questions Cooper’s role on voter ID (Under the Dome, 11/4/13)
NC Lt. Governor’s office gets private-sector boost (News & Observer, 11/3/13)
COMMENTARY: The endless campaign becomes a reality in NC (News & Observer, 11/2/13)
With new direction, NC leaders seek answers for rural areas (News & Observer, 11/2/13)
McCrory makes Medicaid advisory appointments (Under the Dome, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

GOP’s ‘extremist movement’ prompts NC candidate to switch to Democrat (Under the Dome, 10/31/13)
ACLU, North Carolina argue over special license tags in court (News & Observer, 10/30/13)
NC Senate leaders make legal case against Catawba casino (Under the Dome, 10/30/13)
GOP, conservatives complain about Monday teacher protests (News & Observer, 10/30/13)
US Senate race heats up in NC; conservatives blast Hagan with TV ad (News & Observer, 10/29/13)
$230,000 in NC governor’s mansion repairs off list (AP, 10/29/13)
McCrory rejects call for special session to expand Medicaid (Under the Dome, 10/28/13)
Four NC governors — Jim, Jim, Bev and Pat — headed to Greensboro Tuesday (Under the Dome, 10/28/13)
Morning Memo: Environmental groups fight back on fracking (Under the Dome, 10/28/13)
NC Republican Party helps recruit for McCrory administration jobs, raising partisan concerns(Charlotte Observer, 10/27/13)
NC plans to adopt job recruitment strategy that has caused problems elsewhere (News & Observer,10/26/13)
UNCG professor helps mobilize independent voters to push for political reform (News & Observer,10/26/13)
Conservative think tank takes aim at UNC-CH curriculum (News & Observer, 10/25/13)
State NAACP president in court on legislative protest charges (WRAL, 10/25/13)
McCrory and three Democratic congressmen exchange pointed letters over handling of shutdown(News & Observer, 10/25/13)
North Carolina prosecutor takes shots at the laws he’s obliged to enforce (New York Times,10/24/13)
‘Moral Monday’ travels to New Bern (News & Observer, 10/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Democrats look inside the GOP mind (News & Observer, 10/19/13)
Rep. Mark Meadows pushed for a shutdown. What did it bring his NC district? Frustration.(Washington Post, 10/19/13)
Fight over NC’s voting laws: Is it race or is it politics? (News & Observer, 10/19/13)
Stein fundraiser is who’s who of Democratic politics (Under the Dome, 10/18/13)
Aide to Ann McCrory takes Chamber post (Under the Dome, 10/18/13)
NC GOP candidates: No, no, no (Under the Dome, 10/18/13)
Lt. Gov. Forest named to regional education board (Under the Dome, 10/18/13)
Rep. Price questions NC’s move to end food aid (AP, 10/18/13)
Protesters rally against NC environmental policies (AP, 10/18/13)
McCrory remodeled office restroom over bad odor (News & Observer, 10/17/13)
Protzman drops out of governor’s race after 7 months (Under the Dome, 10/17/13)
Kaiser estimates 318,710 North Carolinians fall in ‘coverage gap’ (Charlotte Observer, 10/17/13)
Cooper fundraising missive draws GOP fire (Under the Dome, 10/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Funding pre-K for poor children is right thing to do (News & Observer, 10/16/13)
NC House Republicans split on plan to end shutdown (News & Observer, 10/16/13)
Rand Paul’s endorsement boosts Brannon’s campaign, shows GOP divide (News & Observer,10/16/13)
Cooper comin’ (Politics NC, 10/16/13)
NC redistricting foes again seek to remove Newby (WRAL, 10/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Roy Cooper: NC – Threatening fifty years of progress in ten months (Huff Post Politics, 10/15/13)
Cooper blasts NC GOP on left-leading site (WRAL, 10/15/13)
Court considers whether NC obligated to provide preschool program (News & Observer, 10/15/13)
Cooper says GOP turning NC into playground for ‘extremist fantasies’ (News & Observer, 10/15/13)
Charlotte commissioners to legislature: Reconsider your rejection of expanding Medicaid coverage(Charlotte Observer, 10/15/13)
NC’s social net fraying amid shutdown (Charlotte Observer, 10/15/13)
NC shutting down Work First (WRAL, 10/14/13)
AG Roy Cooper supports gay marriage but will defend NC constitutional ban (AP, 10/14/13)
Lt. Gov. Forest calls on parents to reject home school visits (WRAL, 10/14/13)
Lt. Gov. Forest warns against intrusive visits to home schools, McCrory administration says no problem (Under the Dome, 10/14/13)
Advocates target changing NC same-sex marriage ban (AP, 10/14/13)
Family Policy Council opposes attorney general’s speech at gay rights event (News & Observer,10/13/13)
NC high court to hear case on pre-K program (AP, 10/13/13)
McCory scales back bathroom renovations (Under the Dome, 10/12/13)
Democratic divides (Politics NC, 10/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Look to Ellmers’ example to see why Washington is broken (News & Observer,10/12/13)
Without Medicaid expansion, no insurance for 500,000 in NC (News & Observer, 10/12/13)
No brainers (Politics NC, 10/11/13)
Judge dismisses 2 ‘Moral Monday’ cases after daylong trial (News & Observer, 10/11/13)
Charges dismissed against couple in legislative protest (WRAL, 10/11/13)
NC governor spending $230,000 on mansion bathrooms (News & Observer, 10/11/13)
McCrory names military advisor (Under the Dome, 10/11/13)
Group opposes Cooper’s appearance at LGBT event (Under the Dome, 10/11/13)
NC has money to resume funding WIC program (News & Observer, 10/10/13)
NC health news: Audit edits eliminated defense of Medicaid program (Carolina Public Press, 10/10/13)
Key details withheld from audit of NC Medicaid (News & Observer, 10/9/13)
New gun law’s glitches require a rewrite (News & Observer, 10/9/13)
NC health news: McCrory administration officials suppressed insight into Medicaid (Carolina Public Press, 10/9/13)
Wake County Democratic Party says Tuesday’s election was  a ‘good night’ (News & Observer,10/9/13)
NC DHHS comes up short on answers after meeting with legislators (News & Observer, 10/8/13)
State GOP invests in Charlotte mayor’s race (Charlotte Observer, 10/8/13)
Nutrition program for moms and babies in NC runs out of federal funding (News & Observer,10/8/13)
Wake County voters approve $810M bond issue for schools (News & Observer, 10/8/13)
DHHS’ Wos grilled about salary, Medicaid reform (WRAL, 10/8/13)
Coastal Resources Commission short on members, long on work (News & Observer, 10/8/13)
Democrats expand majority on Wake County Board of Education (News & Observer, 10/8/13)
Art Pope approves $90 million worth of state repairs, renovations (News & Observer, 10/7/13)
Police were on lookout for anarchists at Moral Monday protests (News & Observer, 10/7/13)
State lawmakers seek answers on NC DHHS technology, salaries (News & Observer, 10/7/13)
Cooper all but in for 2016 (WRAL, 10/7/13)
Duke panel will dissect abortion legislation (News & Observer, 10/7/13)
Hood: Justice Dept filed a ‘political lawsuit’ (Under the Dome, 10/7/13)
NC lawmakers wooed by groups pushing immigration overhaul (News & Observer, 10/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Trying to understand the NC tea party (Under the Dome, 10/6/13)
GOP strategist: Teacher raises may not buy GOP lawmakers love (Under the Dome, 10/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Tillis’ Senate push gets Rove blessing (News & Observer, 10/5/13)
Democrats hold Wake school board fundraising edge (News & Observer, 10/5/13)
AG Cooper calls for change in Raleigh (Morganton News Herald, 10/5/13)
Cooper bashes GOP policies at Asheville event (Citizen-Times, 10/5/13)
Cooper revs up NC Democrats for gubernatorial run (News & Observer, 10/5/13)
Wake voters weigh tax increase as vote on school bonds nears (News & Observer, 10/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Why the N&O declined to attend Gov. McCrory’s background briefing (News & Observer, 10/4/13)
Feds set repairs on glitchy health care website (AP, 10/4/13)
North Carolina’s GOP lawmakers urge unity in showdown (News & Observer, 10/4/13)
State Board of Ed talks about ‘flat pathetic’ teacher pay (Under the Dome, 10/4/13)
First ‘Moral Monday’ protester to stand trial is found guilty (News & Observer, 10/4/13)
NC GOP fund-raiser in DC victim of federal shutdown (Under the Dome, 10/4/13)
NC Supreme Court to hear more racial bias cases (WRAL, 10/4/13)
DHHS tries to keep WIC going despite shutdown (WRAL, 10/3/13)
NC teacher walk-out proposal gets mixed reviews (News & Observer, 10/3/13)
State Board of Education adopts tougher testing standards (News & Observer, 10/3/13)
State workers in North Carolina feel effect of federal shutdown (News & Observer, 10/1/13)
NC residents praise, pan new federal health care law as costs clarified (News & Observer, 10/1/13)
State workers may feel effects from federal shutdown (Under the Dome, 10/1/13)
Roy Cooper questions Pat McCrory on voting lawsuit; governor’s office fires back (News & Observer,10/1/13)
DC pundit: Tillis ’should be a formidable general-election candidate’ (Under the Dome, 10/1/13)
McCrory: State preparing for federal shutdown (WRAL, 10/1/13)
Cooper: Outside counsel for elections law case ‘unnecessary’ (WRAL, 10/1/13)
Roy Cooper, Pat McCrory spar on voting lawsuit (Under the Dome, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

US Justice Dept suit aims to stop NC voter ID law (Charlotte Observer, 9/30/13)
NC voter ID lawsuit greeted with praise and trepidation (News & Observer, 9/30/13)
Justice Dept poised to file lawsuit over voter ID law (New York Times, 9/30/13)
N. Carolina governor assails suit on voting laws (New York Times, 9/30/13)
Q&A with Tony Almeida, adviser to McCrory on jobs, economy (Salisbury Post, 9/29/13)
NC school boards seek more clout in Raleigh (Charlotte Observer, 9/29/13)
Berger, Tillis call voting lawsuit ‘baseless,’ while Hagan, Democrats cheer move (Under the Dome, 9/29/13)
NC Commerce Secretary’s ‘listening tour’ continues Monday in Hickory (News & Observer,9/29/13)
Roy Cooper lays groundwork for NC gubernatorial bid (News & Observer, 9/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Berger is the new Basnight (News & Observer, 9/28/13)
Proposed $95M Cleveland County reservoir makes political waves (News & Observer, 9/28/13)
DHHS head Wos names acting NC Medicaid director (AP, 9/27/13)
McCrory says Triad region has the best sites for an auto company (News & Record, 9/27/13)
NC fracking commissioners vow to relax state water testing standard (News & Observer, 9/27/13)
Catawba tribe says NC support not needed for casino project (News & Observer, 9/27/13)
DHHS downplayed payment problems while McCrory’s staff juggled complaints (News & Observer,9/26/13)
Brunstetter says he won’t run for US Senate (News & Observer, 9/26/13)
Advocacy group says two-thirds of legislature failed environment (Under the Dome, 9/26/13)
Berger and Tillis not exactly best buddies (Under the Dome, 9/26/13)
UNC students want end to coal investments (News & Observer, 9/25/13)
NC Democrats run newspaper ads against Republicans (AP, 9/25/13)
New poll shows some Republican vulnerability in NC (News & Observer, 9/24/13)
With a new election season here, what’s changed for North Carolina voters? (Carolina Public Press, 9/24/13)
GOP alleges irregularities with Progress NC (Under the Dome, 9/24/13)
North Carolina returns EPA grant for fracking study (News & Observer, 9/24/13)
Medicaid director heads to company that wants NC business (News & Observer, 9/24/13)
Mark Harris recruits another former NCGOP official (Campaign Tracker, 9/24/13)
NC Medicaid director resigns after eight months on job (News & Observer, 9/23/13)
North Carolina’s Medicaid director leaving post (WRAL, 9/23/13)
NAACP takes protests to Yadkinville (News & Observer, 9/23/13)
NC Senate leader Phil Berger won’t challenge for Kay Hagan’s seat (News & Observer, 9/23/13)
Berger says no to US Senate bid (WRAL, 9/22/13)
Path forward on Medicaid unclear (WRAL, 9/22/13)
Aldona Wos shakes up NC’s DHHS (News & Observer, 9/21/13)
COMMENTARY: The ambassador and the general (News & Observer, 9/21/13)
NC families go hungry as food assistance delayed (AP, 9/20/13)
NC DHHS employee got big check after month on job (AP, 9/20/13)
State bows out of Watauga County voting dispute (AP, 9/20/13)
DHHS Secretary Wos defends tenure amid latest employees’ pay issues (News & Observer, 9/20/13)
Voter ID, early voting have strong support (Under the Dome, 9/20/13)
Anti Hagan billboards going up across NC (Under the Dome, 9/20/13)
What North Carolinians think about abortion, gay marriage, teacher tenure, immigration, etc.(Under the Dome, 9/20/13)
Group: NC officials sabotaging federal health care law (WRAL, 9/19/13)
McCrory sticking with Medicaid plan (News & Observer, 9/19/13)
North Carolina, where the GOP’s Wonderland is real (National Journal, 9/19/13)
Thom who? Most voters don’t recognize top legislative leaders (WRAL, 9/19/13)
McCory: Announcements on health care law coming (WRAL, 9/18/13)
Gov. McCrory defends performance of state health secretary (News & Observer, 9/18/13)
Civitas president apologizes for post blasting McCrory administration (Under the Dome, 9/18/13)
EDITORIAL: More hiring hijinks at DHHS (News & Observer, 9/18/13)
Anti-abortion activist hired for NC health job (AP, 9/18/13)
Republicans decry harsh rhetoric at ‘Moral Monday’ events (WRAL, 9/17/13)
GOP chair criticizes media coverage of Moral Mondays (WNCN, 9/17/13)
DC politicians to aid Tillis fundraising efforts (News & Observer, 9/17/13)
NC business leaders stand up for Common Core education standards (News & Observer, 9/17/13)
McCory donor, former ECU lecturer to advise DHHS leader (WRAL, 9/17/13)
DHHS hires McCrory donor for $95,000 senior position (News & Observer, 9/17/13)
New poll shows support for voter ID continues (News & Observer, 9/17/13)
Election reforms will cost counties (Blue Ridge Now, 9/16/13)
Southern Growth Policies board: RIP (Under the Dome, 9/16/13)
GOP candidates received most PAC money in 2012 (News & Observer, 9/16/13)
Advocates target changing NC same-sex marriage ban (AP, 9/16/13)
Southern think tank shuts down on McCrory recommendation (News & Observer, 9/16/13)
Civitas deletes story questioning cronyism in McCrory administration (Under the Dome, 9/16/13)
High Point University poll shows McCrory’s approval falling 10 points (Under the Dome, 9/16/13)
Morning memo: Protests return to Raleigh; DHHS faces more bad headlines (Under the Dome, 9/16/13)
College NAACP groups bring new vitality Moral Monday activities in Raleigh (News & Observer,9/16/13)
McCrory absent as NAACP protests at mansion (News & Observer, 9/16/13)
300 gather for Moral Monday protest in Wentworth (News-Record, 9/16/13)
Poll: Voter ID popular, other election changes less so (News-Record, 9/16/13)
Speakers push for immigration change at Durham rally (News & Observer, 9/15/13)
Debate on NC governor’s power follows session (AP, 9/15/13)
Too many Republican hopefuls help Hagan’s chances (The Hill, 9/15/13)
One county attorney, two hats: Documents show attorney as key ‘author’ of controversial election resolutions (Winston-Salem Journal, 9/15/13)
NAACP leader says his people are watching the Moral Monday fight in NC (Fayetteville Observer,9/15/13)
EDITORIAL: McCrory’s shameless cronyism (Blue Ridge Now, 9/15/13)
Gov. Pat McCrory takes his lumps, and touts recent reforms (Fayetteville Observer, 9/15/13)
OPINION: How a bad relationship between DHHS and the press can harm the public (News & Observer, 9/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Professionalism intact at state Board of Elections (News & Observer, 9/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Months of Mondays; Many Tar Heels dislike the fruits of busy legislative session(The Economist, 9/14/13)
Thom Tillis speaks at GOP picnic, comments on film incentives (WECT, 9/14/13)
Former Ashe County manager picked to run new NC rural agency (News & Observer, 9/13/13)
UNC system acts on McCrory’s campus substance abuse challenge (Under the Dome, 9/13/13)
OPINION: Youthful Republican brain trust helps governor miss the boat on Medicaid expansion(Asheville Citizen-Times, 9/13/13)
McCrory picks his former teacher to lead Indian Affairs Commission (Under the Dome, 9/13/13)
VIDEO: McCrory assesses his job on NC SPIN TV interview (Under the Dome, 9/13/13)
McCrory opposed to Catawba casino proposal (AP, 9/13/13)
Atkinson says DHHS causing problems for health care providers (News & Observer, 9/12/13)
NC public safety consolidation worries advocates (WRAL, 9/12/13)
Rev. Mark Harris could jumble GOP Senate race (New & Observer, 9/12/13)
Gov. Pat McCrory visits Jackson County (Sylva Herald, 9/12/13)
Students to rally at Governor’s Mansion (WRAL, 9/12/13)
Lawmakers demand answers from DHHS chief (WRAL, 9/11/13)
Black legislators spar with DHHS as agency touts accomplishments (News & Observer, 9/11/13)
NC could get as many as 170 new charter schools in 2015 (News & Observer, 9/10/13)
Former Dole staffer and McCrory filmmaker lands job at DHHS (News & Observer, 9/10/13)
NCDOT should share more power with locals, legislators say (News & Observer, 9/10/13)
McCrory, NC Senate leader on TV ads to push agenda (AP, 9/9/13)
TV ads in NC aim to boost McCrory’s image (Under the Dome, 9/9/13)
Tense meeting with DHHS chief Wos leads to firing of NC’s top dentist (News & Observer, 9/9/13)
VIDEO: Pro-McCrory group to begin running TV ads (Under the Dome, 9/9/13)
Berger TV ad looks like Senate campaign ad (Under the Dome, 9/8/13)
Across North Carolina, voters’ opinions on Republicans waver after legislative session (News & Observer, 9/7/13)
Charlotte to host Republicans in 2016? Just talk so far (News & Observer, 9/7/13)
NC groups working to implement health law targeted by GOP data request (News & Observer,9/7/13)
North Carolina voters fear new ID laws will keep them away from the polls (LA Times, 9/7/13)
COMMENTARY: The truth behind 10 myths about North Carolina (News & Observer, 9/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Former NC governor got shout-out on historic day (News & Observer, 9/6/13)
McCrory’s bumpy first year comes at the hands of Republicans (Washington Post, 9/6/13)
First Democratic gubernatorial – yes, gubernatorial – forum to be held Saturday (Under the Dome, 9/6/13)
McCrory’s school safety report favors restricting guns to SROs (Under the Dome, 9/6/13)
Washington Post looks at NC Democratic lineup (Under the Dome, 9/6/13)
Three years out, Democrats eye McCrory’s seat (Washington Post, 9/6/13)
DHHS chief Wos tells NC legislators Hauck’s services integral to state (News & Observer, 9/6/13)
McCrory urges safer schools (Under the Dome, 9/6/13)
Former NC public safety director had full calendar until the very end (News & Observer, 9/5/13)
Adviser to NC DHHS Secretary made $882,000 in eight months (News & Observer, 9/5/13)
NC education board to consider abstinence grants (AP, 9/5/13)
VIDEO: Former Raleigh mayor considers run for governor (WRAL, 9/4/13)
McCrory responds to vetoes, finds money for master’s degrees (News & Record, 9/4/13)
EDITORIAL: New direction for McCrory (Daily Reflector, 9/4/13)
McCrory asks for bonus pay for more master’s-seeking teachers (News & Observer, 9/4/13)
High Point industry wants illegal labor, Gov. Pat McCrory says (News & Record, 9/4/13)
Morning Memo: The recasting of Gov. McCrory? Unraveling his shifts (Under the Dome, 9/4/13)
North Carolina Republicans will aim to ax income tax (Washington Post, 9/4/13)
VIDEO: Defiant McCrory battles lawmakers for control (WRAL, 9/4/13)
NC Senate overrides vetoes; Gov. McCrory fires back (News & Observer, 9/4/13)
McCrory: Teachers working on advanced degrees will get bonuses (WRAL, 9/4/13)
DENR employee resigns in style, cites ‘extremist Republican agenda’ (WRAL, 9/4/13)
Former Raleigh mayor Meeker might run for governor in 2016 (Under the Dome, 9/4/13)
NC Senate overrides both McCrory vetoes (News & Observer, 9/4/13)
McCrory fires back after Senate completes veto overrides (WRAL, 9/4/13)
Comparing unpopularity of McCrory, Perdue (WFAE, 9/3/13)
Critics of NC Republicans complain before session (AP, 9/3/13)
VIDEO: Capital Tonight interview: Gov. Pat McCrory (News14, 9/3/13)
NC Elections Board gives college voters split decision (WRAL, 9/3/13)
North Carolina students fight back against voter suppression law (DailyKos, 9/3/13)
Speaker Tillis, 100 House lawmakers sign letter opposing Catawba casino (Under the Dome, 9/3/13)
NC House members opposed to casino effort (AP, 9/3/13)
NC Senate expected to override Gov. McCrory’s two vetoes (News & Observer, 9/3/13)
State elections board reverses Pasquotank decision, backs Watauga ruling (News & Observer,9/3/13)
Few Republicans swing on veto votes (WRAL, 9/3/13)
House votes to override two vetoes (WRAL, 9/3/13)
Union groups join NC NAACP at Labor Day event (AP, 9/2/13)
Justice reforms in Oklahoma, N. Carolina: A tale of two states (Tulsa Watch, 9/2/13)
Photo IDs, new for NC voters, are a big business for DMV (News  & Observer, 9/2/13)
Wake school bonds defeat would have major impact (News & Observer, 9/2/13)
McCrory may benefit from vetoes no matter outcome (AP, 9/2/13)
NC Elections Board to hear cases that touch on student voting rights (News & Observer, 9/2/13)
VIDEO: Groups say lawmakers hurt NC workers, jobless (WRAL, 9/2/13)
McCrory joins Labor Day parade, honors Jeff Miller (Blue Ridge Now, 9/2/13)
McCrory working against veto overrides up to the end (Under the Dome, 9/2/13)
Protesters prepare for legislators return (WRAL, 9/1/13)
Labor Day + lawmakers return = formula for new protests (Under the Dome, 9/1/13)

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