Every two years, Americans will often find their mailboxes full with slickly produced images and words asking for support of an issue or opposition to a candidate.
In November, North Carolina voters will weigh in on constitutional amendments, but not on a $1.9 billion school construction bond — something Lee County’s leaders asked for in May when they met with state Rep. John Sauls.
This year Lee County residents will be able to vote early on a Sunday for the first time, thanks to changes made Tuesday by the county’s Board of Elections.
The North Carolina Democratic Party filed a formal complaint Monday alleging Lee County state Rep. John Sauls "doctored emails" and made misleading statements in connection with the late filing of his election finance report.
State Sen. Ronald Rabin said he was fairly satisfied with most of the work at the recent short session of the N.C. General Assembly, but something that didn’t happen still sticks in his craw.
When asked on Monday about the recent short session at the N.C. General Assembly, Lee County’s state representatives expressed contrasting opinions on its effectiveness.
After passing the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget during the current short session, the N.C. General Assembly is now in the midst of considering six constitutional amendments that could end up on voters’ ballots this November.
Records provided by the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement indicate the first-quarter finance reports of Rep. John Sauls' campaign for re-election were received by the office May 17, and not May 1, as Sauls' camp has claimed.
A copy of an email chain sent to The Herald by the campaign treasurer of Rep. John Sauls to show proof Sauls’ team sent in campaign finance reports to the N.C. State Board of Elections on time displays a timeline discrepancy.
A push has started in the last few days to add Sanford to a local bill in the N.C. General Assembly that would allow voters to weigh in on a quarter-cent sales tax within city limits.
Editor's Note: For election coverage of Lisa Mathis, who is challenging Republican Rep. John Sauls in November, check out The Herald's Q&A with Mathis published in the May 11 edition ["Mathis trying to 'paddle' in 'blue wave'"].
The Republican leadership of the N.C. General Assembly released plans Monday evening to adjust the two-year state budget first introduced last year, including raises for teachers and state employees, as well as investments in school security and the state’s rainy day fund.
A dive into campaign finance reports from the first quarter of 2018 reveal some of Lee County’s N.C. General Assembly candidates have a solid base of money to work with.
While teacher pay will likely dominate conversation in the early weeks of the 2018 N.C. General Assembly's short session, Lee County representatives have some other things on their minds when they spend time in Raleigh over the next couple months.
With the backdrop of a teacher rally outside their doors, state legislators get back to work today as the 2018 short session of the N.C. General Assembly begins.
Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled his 2018-2019 fiscal year budget proposal Thursday afternoon, but the ink was still drying when it was rejected by legislative leadership.