CHARLOTTE — Gov. Pat McCrory has decided to hold a special election to fill Democratic U.S. Rep. Mel Watt’s seat when the primary and general elections are held in 2014. The Republican governor said Monday that his move will save ...Read More »
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RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia and North Carolina representatives are scheduled to meet on the development of high-speed rail service from Charlotte to Washington, D.C. Members of the Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High Speed Rail Compact are to meet Tuesday in Richmond. The panel is made up ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — North Carolina Rep. Mel Watt has been sworn in to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Vice President Joe Biden presided over a ceremonial swearing-in on Monday on the White House grounds. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx officially swore in Watt earlier ...Read More »
DURHAM — Gov. Pat McCrory touted what he termed as the “Great Carolina Comeback” on Monday as evidence the state’s Republican-authored economic and tax reforms are working. McCrory was the keynote speaker at the Annual Economic Forecast Forum hosted by the North Carolina Bankers ...Read More »
RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Monday she’s pushing North Carolina to rejoin the rest of the states to help the long-term unemployed with emergency unemployment benefits. But Republican legislative leaders – including one who wants to unseat her this fall – ...
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RALEIGH — The validity of North Carolina’s legislative and congressional maps is back in the hands of the state Supreme Court as attorneys argued Monday whether the boundaries comply with federal and state laws and previous court opinions. The court’s seven justices offered ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats sapped of ruling power in state government over the past three years are cautiously optimistic their fortunes will improve in 2014, thanks to what they describe as poor Republican policy decisions in Raleigh. Party leaders and organizers say ...
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RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is moving to privatize parts of the public agency that woos companies and jobs to North Carolina, hoping to make business recruitment more agile and effective. The revamp would motivate business recruiters in the same way ...
Tagged with: Commerce Department Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina Inc. Good Jobs First Gov. Pat McCrory incentives John Lassiter NC Policy Watch public-private partnership Renew North Carolina Foundation Rob SchofieldRead More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina and South Carolina keep growing at a strong clip. The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday its national and state-by-state population estimates. It projected North Carolina’s population at nearly 9.85 million people as of July 1. That’s an increase of almost 100,000 people compared ...Read More »
CHAPEL HILL — Chapel Hill-based Eco-Site Inc. wants to give blighted properties in urban areas a second chance as wireless communication tower sites. The approximately year-old company, which received an $80 million equity financing commitment last year, is looking to ...Read More »