RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory will deliver the biennial State of the State address to the North Carolina General Assembly next week. The House and Senate meeting Wednesday approved a resolution inviting McCrory to speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — The General Assembly geared up Tuesday, the eve of its next two-year session, with lawmakers arriving to set up offices in Raleigh and Republicans already fundraising two months removed from the last election. Only about 20 new lawmakers ...
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Eyes on the sky: N.C. policymakers ready to capitalize on the economic potential of commercial drone use
Some people hear the word “drone” and imagine militarized aircraft on combat operations too risky for human involvement. Others see dollar signs. In hopes of encouraging the latter, the North Carolina General Assembly recently approved new regulations regarding drone use. ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Groups in the shadow of traditional campaigns are poised to once again attempt to influence North Carolina General Assembly races through ads and mailers bought with millions of dollars largely from companies and politically-minded organizations. It’s a strategy that helped Republicans ...Read More »
RALEIGH — A disagreement between Republican lawmakers about their goals and the role of government is adding to the extended wrangling over the final few measures before the North Carolina General Assembly decides when to shut down for the year. Legislators grappled ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Republicans in the General Assembly have been hostile to the federal health care overhaul for years. Now, their leaders are convening a committee to examine the law’s effects upon North Carolina’s economy and insurance market. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, ...Read More »
Topless protests are bad for business and the Asheville Chamber of Commerce wants North Carolina lawmakers to address the problem. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, Chamber President Kit Cramer told the paper she doesn’t care how the issue gets fixed, ...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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Republicans leading the General Assembly and the executive branch find themselves in an intraparty tug-of-war over relatively low-key legislation that may reveal who's got political strength in Raleigh and let Gov. Pat McCrory display some independence. The legislature reconvenes Tuesday to consider whether to override two McCrory vetoes on bills requiring government drug testing of some welfare applicants and broadening exceptions for employers required to confirm whether new employees can work in the country.Read More »