Tuesday Wrap: Getting caught up

Posted May 3, 2016

— With a dearth of legislative activity on Monday, @NCCapitol took a break, so it's time to get caught up on several days of odds and ends from North Carolina politics.

The state Republican Party is still hearing griping from some grassroots activists after the party executive committee voted Saturday to remove Hasan Harnett as state party chairman, replacing him with former Congressman Robin Hayes.

The McCrory administration continues to fight WRAL News and other media organizations over public records requests.

The U.S. education secretary called House Bill 2 "hateful" and said it should be repealed, but he stopped short of saying North Carolina could lose federal education funds because of it.

A Senate committee quickly approved a bill Tuesday that would make a fast-acting antidote to heroin overdoses available statewide to anyone who asks for it at a pharmacy.

Teachers are pushing lawmakers to "restore respect" to their profession through higher salaries and other support.


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