NC Legislative Update
by Cady Thomas
The NC legislative and Congressional maps are in NC Superior Court this week. Before the holidays, the state Supreme Court moved the primaries from March to May in hopes of giving the Courts time to rule in advance of this year’s primary.
The NC Superior Court ruling is due no later than January 11. Their decision will be appealed to the state Supreme Court. Read more about the lawsuits here and here.
Bills and Legislation
The NCGA is currently awaiting the court ruling on the legislative and congressional maps and will be gaveling in and out of session until a final decision is reached by the NC Supreme Court. Their next scheduled session when votes may be heard is January 10th but we have not heard of any votes on the calendar.
Numbers as of January 4, 2022:
1,742,844 total cases
3,008 currently hospitalized
29.7% percentage of positive tests each day
69% of adult population fully vaccinated
The CDC and NC DHHS have changed their guidelines for people who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19. While these new guidelines have caused some controversy, they are as follows:
Vaccinated with a Booster Shot – wear a mask for 10 days.
Vaccinated without a Booster Shot or Unvaccinated – isolate for five days, get tested on the fifth day and wear a mask at all times for five additional days after testing.
Representative Pat McElraft (R-Carteret) announced she will not seek reelection to her House seat in 2022. She has served since 2006.