Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on approval of a bill to address N.C. public school class size requirements, the state elections and ethics board, and a $58 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Way also reports on state Treasurer Dale Folwell’s call for a $1 billion performance bond in connection with a proposed hospital merger between UNC Health Care and Atrium.

John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights members of the N.C. congressional delegation who voted against the overspending in a federal budget deal.