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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.
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.
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'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.
Thank you to Rep. Michael Speciale and Rep. John Torbett for filing House Bill #93. Rep. Speciale and Torbett are the primary sponsors. Further, Representatives John Bell, Becky Carney, George Graham, Pricey Harrison, and coastal Representative Paul Tine have signed on as co-sponsors.
On a steamy Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh, the NC House of Representatives voted 112-0 not to concur with the Senate's version of the 2015-2016 Budget (House Bill #97). Now, hard core negotiating begins.
Senate leaders' $21.63 billion General Fund budget proposal includes major policy initiatives related to Medicaid, removing responsibility for Medicaid from the state Department of Health and Human Services while creating a Cabinet-level Health Benefits Authority to administer the $14 billion govern
In January, Pat McCrory will begin his third year as Governor, but his first chance to fully develop a biennial budget that reflects his priorities.
Few are surprised our legislature came up to the deadline to pass a new state budget and was forced to pass a continuing resolution. It's a regular occurrence.
Leaders have been telling us for more than a decade. We want the rest of the story, specifically how are we going to pay for them.
As Republicans begin their fourth year leading our state legislature it is fair to assess how they and we are doing under their control.
I've never been a big fan of study commissions organized by politicians. They are almost always easy ways out for politicians looking to avoid having to take a tough stand on a controversial issue.
In 2011, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission submitted a report forecasting sea level rise along the coast for the next three decades.
Our sources in the lower chamber on Jones Street tell us that the vote on the gas tax hike / "revenue stabilization" nonsense that passed the GOP-dominated Senate with flying colors will face much more drama in the House.
At their convention this weekend, Second Congressional District Republicans passed a resolution condemning the use of taxpayer money to, um, "persuade" businesses to come to North Carolina or to expand within the Tar Heel State.
We're seeing a lot of chest-thumping from a lot of folks talking about what a player he or she thinks she is on Jones Street. But we're finding that a surprising number of legislators are having a challenging time making it to the floor TO VOTE.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the honorables - and, in some cases, we are using that term veeeeeeeerrrrrry loosely - are back in town ready to run your life and spend your money.
A Lincoln County Republican legislator has introduced legislation allowing local politicians a little more leeway to raise taxes.
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