By Mark Binker and Laura Leslie
Raleigh, N.C. — House members are scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill to make trial court judicial elections partisan races.
The bill would reverse a mid-1990s change that allowed judicial candidates to run without party labels that Cooper championed when he was a state lawmaker. Advocates for nonpartisan elections say they cut down on the perception that judges could be biased one way or the other due to ideological concerns. Those seeking a return to partisan races point out that political parties have always backed slates of supposedly nonpartisan judges and that many voters know little about judges aside from their party affiliations.
Tuesday Wrap: HB2 nears one-year markWRAL.com plans to carry the House session live at 2 p.m.
Committees: The General Assembly publishes a full list of committees daily. Among the other meetings WRAL.com plans to stream are:
House Health at 11 a.m. Committee members will debate a measure to require insurers to cover autism treatment provided by a board certified behavior analyst.House Judiciary I at 1 p.m., where the committee will debate a pair of measures, including one that would require adventure courses like zip lines to have a minimum level of insurance.