Dispatches from the trail, July 22, 2015

eugenics

• Reps. Patrick McHenry, R-10th, and G.K. Butterfield, D-1st, have sponsored House legislation giving survivors of the state’s infamous eugenics program a little comfort. The bill would ensure those getting payments from the state’s compensation plan for eugenics survivors remain eligible to receive other federal benefits they were entitled to get before the payments were made. Earlier, Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis introduced identical legislation in the Senate; fellow North Carolina Republican Richard Burr has signed on as well.

• Two veteran North Carolina lawmakers lead the congressional delegation in cash on hand as of June 30. The Salibury Post reports that Rep. David Price, D-4th District, has $2.35 million cash on hand for his re-election efforts. Price barely outpaces Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th District, who has $2.25 million in the bank.

• The Insider’s Patrick Gannon says negotiations with the General Assembly over placing nearly $3 billion in infrastructure bonds on the ballot will be a test of Gov. Pat McCrory’s clout.

• It’s welcome Hillary day! Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is making an appearance at a home in North Raleigh later today to raise money. Admission for the event is $2,700 per person, the maximum amount an individual can contribute to a candidate during the primary season.

Rick Henderson / Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Rick Henderson became editor-in-chief of Carolina Journal in August 2016 after being managing editor of Carolina Journal since April 2009. Before that, he had worked more than...

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