JAMESTOWN — Gov. Pat McCrory and top legislative leaders say they’ll commit about $200 million over the next two years to raise pay for starting teachers from nearly $31,000 a year to $35,000 to keep educators from leaving classrooms. The agreement ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in December. The state Commerce Department said Tuesday the state’s jobless rate dropped from 7.4 percent in November. The reported unemployment rate fell 2.5 percentage points last year. The report shows that during ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina business leaders, educators and elected officials have given Gov. Pat McCrory what’s billed as a road map for the state’s economic prosperity for the next decade. The North Carolina Economic Development Board presented its proposal Friday to McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon ...Read More »
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 »
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 — 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 ...
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RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and his Republican allies at the North Carolina legislature have hammered home a simple message about the tax reform package they passed into law this year: Taxpayers will soon be able to keep more of their hard-earned money ...Read More »
RALEIGH — With Democrat Kay Hagan already targeted in hostile ads for supporting the federal health care overhaul, North Carolina Republicans face a choice: Do they opt for a powerful state legislator, a tea party champion or a staunch social conservative to challenge ...
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