Lynn Bonner

Lynn Bonner

Lynn Bonner joined N.C. Policy Watch in October 2020 after 26 years as a reporter at The Raleigh News & Observer. She covered the state legislature and politics for 20 years, and wrote extensively about mental health, state Medicaid policies and spending, and public education. Before coming to North Carolina, she wrote for newspapers in New England.

North Carolina legislature

North Carolina legislative staffer with Wisconsin ties, history of extremist views, resigns

By: - January 27, 2023

Carlton Huffman had a long record of espousing controversial views about race, immigrants, and North Carolina history before he started a job with the General Assembly earlier this month. According to an online staff listing, Huffman, who previously worked for the Republican Party of Wisconsin and was political director for Fond du Lac County District […]

Protestors outside the U.S. Supreme Court as oral arguments were heard in a pivotal North Carolina case dealing with election law. Dec. 7, 2022 (Kira Lerner/States Newsroom).

Future of U.S. election law at stake as Supreme Court hears North Carolina case

By: and - December 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — North Carolina Republicans appeared to have at least three of the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices on their side Wednesday in a case that could determine the future of elections nationwide, and leave decisions about federal elections in the hands of state legislatures and beyond the reach of state courts.  The Supreme Court […]