WASHINGTON — Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Amtrak are vying for $2.4 billion in federal aid that became available when Florida’s governor canceled a high-speed rail project in his state, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today. The deadline ...Read More »
Government and Politics
A group of Charlotte residents has asked Charlotte City Council members to do something about the foreclosure crisis’ impact on the Queen City. The group, Helping Empower Local People, told the council that there isn’t enough enforcement to ensure that ...Read More »
Sen. Malcolm Graham says he wants the “five-points” intersection near Johnson C. Smith University to become the “Trade and Tryon” of the city’s northwest corridor. Graham, of Charlotte, who also is the chairman of the Beatties Ford Road Task Force, ...Read More »
The Charlotte Planning Commission plans to file a zoning amendment that would restrict the height of new residential projects to make them compatible with the heights of existing homes. A City Council public hearing on the amendment is set for ...
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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 »
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 ...
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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 »