AG on Election Security, NCGA Special Session and Coal Ash Costs

Jul 25, 2018

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein was among a bipartisan group of twenty attorneys general to urge Congress this week to do more to improve election security.  The move comes in the wake of President Trump's widely-condemned news conference in which he appeared to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agency conclusions that Russia attacked the 2016 election.  Stein told BPR's Jeremy Loeb the president's behavior was "disgraceful."

Stein also discussed this week's special legislative session in which Republicans removed the authority for writing descriptions of the six constitutional amendments on November ballots from a committee on which he serves.  He called the decision "disappointing" and "an insult."

He also described his appeal to the North Carolina state supreme court of a North Carolina utilities commission ruling that allowed Duke Energy to pass along the costs of cleaning up coal ash to NC consumers.  The full conversation is above.