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January 11, 2022

Gov. Cooper vetoed SB 725 – An Act To Prohibit Private Money in Elections Admin. that would have barred North Carolina election boards and officials in counties from accepting private money to run elections.

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Republican-backed bill lawmakers passed in November, Senate Bill 326, or the Election Day Integrity Act was vetoed. It would have changed the election law to require that absentee ballots be received at the county board of elections by 5pm on Election Day, regardless of postmark, in order to be counted.

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December 9, 2021

The North Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered primary elections in the state delayed…

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December 8, 2021

Treasury plans to move money from some states, localities to those with backlogs of requests…

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December 1, 2021

President Biden has signed H. R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also referred to as a “Hard” Infrastructure Bill. The bill will fund billions in the roads, bridges, rail, broadband and water supply over a six-year period. It passed the U.S. House on November 5, 2021 by a vote of 228-206. For North […]

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Last month, Governor Cooper appointed the Honorable Kimberly Best to serve as Superior Court Judge serving Mecklenburg County, Judicial District 26B. She will fill the vacant seat created by the retirement of Judge W. Robert Bell.

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November 30, 2021

On Tues. evening, November 30, 2021 prior to both chambers adjourning they passed HB 110. If enacted, it will allow landlords to apply on behalf of their residents for HOPE funds with their permission. Among other things, it would also allow for rent recovery on behalf of current or previous tenants, allow for reasonable late […]

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November 9, 2021

North Carolina legislators have approved new district maps and those maps have become law for Congress, the NC Senate, and the NC House of Representatives All three maps passed both chambers along party lines. The Congressional map splits eleven counties, and only two municipalities – Charlotte and Greensboro. The maps instantly became effective for the […]

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Municipal elections were held on November 2, 2021Tuesday across the Charlotte Region and throughout smaller towns within the GCAA footprint. The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections reported extremely low voter turnout with polling numbers show less than 15% of voters showed up to the polls. A few Key Races to note: Rock Hill Mayoral race: […]

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October 13, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend protections indefinitely for multifamily owners and renters experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government sponsored enterprises (GSE) will continue to offer the COVID-19 forbearance programs to qualified borrowers. This is the fourth extension of the forbearance […]

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