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Folks in New Hanover County have Tammy Covil. Out in the Asheville area, they've now got former county board of education member Lisa Baldwin.
The state Senate's big kahuna went in front of the biggest, most-prominent Common Core-loving, spend-more-and-more-and-more money crowd and told them a few things I am SURE they didn't want to hear.
After fifteen months of work, the ASRC is in the process of finalizing their reports and submitting them to the State Board of Education and General Assembly. Their work has been thorough and has included surveys, examination of other standards in other states, testimony from experts and parents.
North Carolina residents could receive a larger personal income tax exemption if the General Assembly's 2016 short session follows the lead of state Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, who has led the Senate's tax reform efforts since Republicans took control of that body
An attorney and two Wake County voters have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's new law calling for retention referendums for justices of the N.C. Supreme Court, claiming that the referendum, passed this year by the General Assembly, does not meet the definition of an election specified in...
A year ago, the sky was falling in North Carolina - fiscally speaking, I mean.
With budget negotiations still underway and a third Continuing Resolution that extends funding for essential services until September 18th, it is vital to keep focus on the importance of what the House conferees are advocating for in Raleigh.
Cooper Didn't Sign A Letter From 16 Bipartisan State Attorneys General To The EPA Requesting a Suspension Of The New Rules
In his quest to restore the broken Democrat state machine in Raleigh, Roy Cooper continues to hope North Carolinians forget his record and history.
This out-of-state labor union bus was spotted in downtown Raleigh moments ago dropping off more out-of-state paid protesters at the Moral Monday voting law rally outside the General Assembly.
In a campaign email last week, Attorney General Roy Cooper made it clear he wants to engage in a public debate about policy. But while the attorney general and Democrat candidate for governor made his support for Obamacare clear.
In 2005, the North Carolina General Assembly established a 35 percent credit for investing in renewable energy. This credit was slated to sunset at the end of 2010. By 2010-11, the Tax Research Division of the Department of Revenue estimated, the credits taken would cost the state $5.65 million...
Much happened in the final hours of the General Assembly session, some good, some bad, and altogether too much in general for those interested in good government to rest easy. The process used had a worrisome lack of openness and transparency.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that he has reached an agreement with Senate and House leaders on the spending amount for a revised state budget. At a morning breakfast meeting with the Governor at the Executive Mansion, House and Senate leadership agreed upon a budget spending amount...
The General Assembly on Wednesday approved a measure allowing state government to continue spending money through the end of the month while budget writers from both chambers continue to hammer out a compromise.
Who does it take for the NC General Assembly to move fast? Apparently lawmakers can act swiftly if they want to legalize hemp, a relative of marijuana, especially when four lobbyists are on the job, and when the son of a political insider stands to benefit.
We expect that the official Conference Report will be ready on Sunday night. Please note that it has to be posted online for it to be read-in on Monday.
At first, legislative leaders -- led by Rep. David Lewis -- were cheerleading hard for moving North Carolina's presidential primary from May to March.
Speaker Tim Moore has made it clear that the House caucus will live or die at the hand of Cary's Nelson Dollar. Dollar has been pretty clear that he wants to spend MORE money and will not budge on anything.
We hear a lot of lip service from Republicans in Raleigh about the beauty of the free market.
We've heard some tough talk. Everyone is beating their chest getting ready for the upcoming elections.
Well, they did it. Thumbed their collective noses at those of us who voted to give them super-majorities in Raleigh.
It appears - according to some email that got sent out today - that Tim and Phil are concerned about how the search for a new UNC president is going.
Politicians never cease to amaze me. A few sessions back, I was treated to a barrage of b*tching from various Republican legislators about Skip Stam and Thom Tillis.
Thanks to a grassroots uproar, the whole solar subsidies scam got sideswiped and derailed.
That's the question North Carolinians should be asking our legislators concerning the budget they just passed. Lawmakers came to Raleigh in January with the primary task of setting a new two-year budget prior to the beginning of the state fiscal year July 1.
Recently, the General Assembly passed House Bill 562, legislation aimed at protecting the Second Amendment rights of North Carolinians
North Carolina has long faced challenges with aging infrastructure - and with a rapidly growing population, our state's needs are also rapidly growing.
Kudos to Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly for moving budget talks forward and reaching an agreement on the spending number for the 2015-16 budget year.
A bill regulating "transportation network companies" such as Uber and Lyft at the state level cleared the House Finance Committee Thursday, putting it one step closer to becoming law.
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