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 »
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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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HUNTERSVILLE –Monday night’s Huntersville Board of Commissioners meeting started out all touchy-feely, or as touchy-feely as local politics get. After a ceremony honoring U.S. military veterans killed or wounded in action, longtime Huntersville pol Charles Guignard, professorial and avuncular in ...
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CARY — Karl Rove wants to help U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis raise money in North Carolina. The Republican strategist who worked closely with President George W. Bush was slated to attend three fundraisers in the state this week for the state ...Read More »
N.C. Rep. Ruth Samuelson, R-Mecklenburg, has been appointed co-chair of the state Environmental Review Commission by Speaker Thom Tillis, the state announced. She joins Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, and Sen. Brent Jackson, R-Johnston, who was appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger.Read More »
Thom Tillis, Republican speaker of the House for the North Carolina General Assembly, will be the keynote speaker at the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors’ annual meeting and awards luncheon Dec. 5. The event will be at Myers Park ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The latest effort to limit distracted drivers mashing down cell phone buttons or checking smartphone screens may split the top leaders in the North Carolina Legislature. A House judiciary committee scheduled debate today on a measure that would ...Read More »
RALEIGH — House Republicans today failed to override Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of a bill that would challenge the coming federal requirement that people buy health insurance, as Democrats sent a message of their own to the Legislature’s new ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Republican legislators say Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue is threatening the prompt return of income tax refunds to North Carolina residents by borrowing money in a way that violates the state constitution. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker ...Read More »