N.C. House Redistricting Committee to Work from Random Computer Generated Nonpartisan Maps of Democrats’ Expert

Randomly selected map modeled by Democratic Party’s expert to consider incumbency as allowed by court ruling 

“The partisan distribution of seats in plans under House Simulation Set 2 is nearly identical to the partisan distribution of House Simulation Set 1, which ignored incumbency protection,” Democrats’ expert wrote (p. 47)

Democratic Party expert’s report (p.47 – 49): “We are able to conclude with extremely high statistical certainty” that partisan outcomes under maps factoring incumbency are “nearly identical” to those that do not 

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House Redistricting Committee this week moved to comply with a court order to redraw the General Assembly’s election boundaries by working from random computer-generated nonpartisan maps modeled by the Democratic Party’s expert witness in the trial challenging those districts.  Continue reading “N.C. House Redistricting Committee to Work from Random Computer Generated Nonpartisan Maps of Democrats’ Expert”

General Assembly Approves Spending Bill to Ensure Federal Funds Not Blocked by Governor’s Budget Veto

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives approved an appropriations bill Wednesday ensuring state spending that meets federal grant matching requirements was appropriated before those funds were obstructed by the Governor’s budget veto. Continue reading “General Assembly Approves Spending Bill to Ensure Federal Funds Not Blocked by Governor’s Budget Veto”

As Gov. Cooper Blocks Bipartisan Budget, N.C. House Approves New Spending Bill

“The people paid for this budget and they need funds now.”

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives approved new legislation Wednesday to meet state funding requirements for immediate needs like Medicaid transformation and infrastructure spending as Gov. Roy Cooper continues to obstruct the bipartisan spending plan approved by the North Carolina General Assembly.  Continue reading “As Gov. Cooper Blocks Bipartisan Budget, N.C. House Approves New Spending Bill”

N.C. House Redistricting Leader Responds to General Assembly Victory at U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court rules partisan redistricting is nonjusticiable, notes Framers deliberately gave redistricting authority to state legislators

Raleigh, N.C. – State House Redistricting Committee Chairman David Lewis (R-Harnett) responded Thursday to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that partisan redistricting issues are nonjusticiable, a decision upholding the North Carolina General Assembly’s constitutional authority to create Congressional districts. Continue reading “N.C. House Redistricting Leader Responds to General Assembly Victory at U.S. Supreme Court”