Wednesday wrap: New Elections Board chief, environmental reform, immigration proposal
Posted May 1, 2013
Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie and investigative reporter Mark Binker discuss a busy May Day at the state legislature.
Some potential candidates stepped forward as possible replacements for Rep. Mel Watt, who has been nominated for a housing post in the Obama administration, and Rep. Deborah Ross, who is stepping down to take a job as general counsel for the Triangle Transit regional bus service.
Meanwhile, the Senate tentatively approved a proposal that would forbid localities from having any environmental rules more stringent than state or federal law, the state Elections Board picked Kim Westbrook Strach as its new director and legislation that would provide driver's licenses to people in the U.S. illegally passed its first test.
Wednesday evening, a few dozen May Day protesters rallied outside the Legislative Building.