MVA Monitor – January 22

NC Legislative Newsletter

January 22, 2020

The General Assembly reconvenes at noon on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to begin its legislative work. COVID-19 and the state budget remain front and center for leadership.

Issue Insights

State and Legislative Issues

Inauguration of the 46th president of the United States

Boone cloggers represent N.C. at inauguration’s virtual ‘Parade Across America (WBTV)

North Carolina General Assembly Leadership

Rep. Kelly Alexander (D-Mecklenburg) has been elected as chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.  He takes over from Sen. Paul Lowe (D-Forsyth) who held that position in the previous biennium.


Governor Roy Cooper has appointed William “Bill” Wolfe to serve as a superior court judge in Judicial District 7C (Edgecombe and Wilson).  (NC Judicial Branch)

North Carolina News

COVID-19 relief, state budget among priorities for North Carolina legislative session (The Mountaineer)

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is launching a new scholarship for students that attend one of North Carolina’s historically Black colleges, the bank said Monday. (The Charlotte Observer)

BB&T office tower in uptown Charlotte sold for $115 million to a New York firm (The Charlotte Observer)

Durham biotech company that treats knee pain plans to go public with a $100M IPO (The News & Observer)

Raleigh named one of the best state capitals. What earned it a spot on the list? (The News & Observer)

NC State Alumni

Former NC State quarterback Philip Rivers, 39, retires from the NFL after 17 seasons (The News & Observer)