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New Deadline To Redraw Gerrymandered Districts, Law Shines Light On Solar

Workers installing solar panels
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Cooper signs energy bill to encourage solar production in North Carolina

A panel of three federal judges has set a deadline for lawmakers to redraw 28 legislative districts that were found to be racially gerrymandered. The judges have also determined that North Carolina will not have special elections this year. Meanwhile Governor Roy Cooper signed a bill that will boost solar energy in the state, but the new law also includes a moratorium on wind development through December 2018.

  

Host Frank Stasio speaks with WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii about the latest news in state politics. 

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.