RALEIGH — Trial lawyers, injured workers and others are trying to beat back potential changes to North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system they say could cap the amount of time someone receives benefits for lost wages. The state chapter of the ...Read More »
Government and Politics
A U.S. House bill that would prohibit the federal government from requiring contractors to use project labor agreements for some federal projects seemed to be dead earlier this year. But now the resurrected legislation is gaining momentum. After failing to ...
Tagged with: Associated Builders and Contractors Carolinas Associated General Contractors Construction Company of the Carolinas Dave Simpson Government Neutrality in Contracting Act House Resolution 735 Marybe McMillan Maurice Baskin North Carolina AFL-CIO project labor agreements Ron ShawRead More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina regulators are listening to a proposal to catch the wind coming off the Albemarle Sound in a cluster of up to 150 electricity-generating turbine towers. The state Utilities Commission holds a public hearing today about a ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The General Assembly has agreed Joseph Smith Jr. should become North Carolina’s banking commissioner again after his nomination for a federal financial post fell short. The House completed the Legislature’s confirmation of Smith to the commissioner’s job Monday ...Read More »
Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy today filed applications with the North Carolina Utilities Commission, asking for approval for a merger the companies announced in January. Charlotte-based Duke and Raleigh-based Progress would become the largest electric utility in the U.S. if the ...Read More »
In 2005, the state Division of Water Quality slapped Karla Knotts and her husband’s Pineville-based real estate brokerage company, Knotts-Greylock, with a $57,816 fine. The basis for the fine: A tire rut in their Greylock subdivision development in Matthews. In ...
Tagged with: Beecher Gray Bill Gupton Billy Packer Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Chris North Classica Homes Clean Air Carolina Dan Latta David Mitchell Duke Energy Corp. Environmental Protection Agency Home Builders Association of Charlotte June Blotnick Karla Knotts Knotts-Greylock North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources North Carolina Division of Water Quality North Carolina Wildlife Federation Rick Jasinski Sierra Club U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceRead More »
RALEIGH — A push by North Carolina Republicans to change how liability lawsuits are handled against companies and doctors is getting panned by consumer advocates and praised by business lawyers. A state House committee today heard public reaction to the ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Whether North Carolina makes health insurance as easy for individuals and small businesses to shop for as a plane ticket on a travel website could be left up to an oversight board on which business interests outnumber consumer ...Read More »