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Today@NCCapitol (March 7): NC's confirmation fight moves to the courts

Posted March 7

Judges weigh blocking elections board changes

— A three-judge panel will begin on Tuesday sifting through whether a package of laws the General Assembly passed in December to limit Gov. Roy Cooper's powers is constitutional.

The court hearing comes a day after state senators approved Secretary Larry Hall to serve as Cooper's head of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The cabinet confirmation process is one of the most hotly contested of the new restrictions lawmakers rolled out.

TheWrap@NCCapitol (March 6, 2017) Monday Wrap: You are confirmed WRAL.com plans to carry the trial live online beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Floor sessions: No votes are scheduled in either the House or the Senate on Tuesday.

Committees: The state legislature publishes a full committee calendar daily. Among the hearings WRAL.com plans to carry live online are:

  • Senate Judiciary meets at 10 a.m. to discus a measure to remove the requirement those older than 21 wear helmets when they ride motorcycles.
  • Senate Education will debate a measure at noon to expand bonuses for certain categories of teachers.
  • House Judiciary will take up a bill at 1 p.m. that would penalize cities that enact "sanctuary city" policies meant to give relief to illegal immigrants.
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