Governor Cooper signed his first bill into law last Friday, shrinking the size of the UNC Board of Governors elected each regular session from sixteen members to twelve. This week, two new bills make their way to his desk, House Bills 100 and 119. House Bill 119 establishes a procedure for filling vacancies on the county board of commissioners and had bipartisan support in both chambers. The more controversial House Bill 100 would make elections for superior and district courts partisan and has been largely criticized by House and Senate Democrats. All eyes will be on the Governor next week to see if this will be his first veto. Read the full report here.