Jane Pinsky Coverage
Effort to take politics out of drawing voting maps should gain traction this year, backers say
Bills to end gerrymandering in North Carolina have been filed just about every session for decades but have rarely even gotten a hearing. This year, backers say, things could be different.
State environmental chief's former company gets $1.2M agency grant
Six months after taking over as North Carolina's top environmental regulator, John Skvarla's former company won a $1.2 million contract from the agency he now leads.
Lawmakers' economic interests not easily tracked
The law requires lawmakers, judges and statewide elected officials to file a statement of economic interest, but handwritten, paper forms make uncovering conflicts of interest difficult.