Phil Berger

Jan 15, 2015

Berger re-elected, Moore elected to top NC legislature posts

RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly opened to script Wednesday, with Republicans still squarely in charge of the legislature, electing their top officers without a challenge and leaders keeping to conservative themes […]

Dec 11, 2014

NC Senate Republicans pick Berger for top job

RALEIGH — North Carolina Senate Republicans want to keep Phil Berger their chamber’s leader for another two years. The Senate GOP caucus meeting Thursday in Raleigh agreed to nominate the Eden attorney as […]

Nov 14, 2014

McCrory sues legislators over coal ash commission

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and two of his predecessors sued North Carolina’s top legislators Thursday over the makeup of the state’s new Coal Ash Management Commission and other panels approved this year […]

Jan 14, 2014

NC lawmakers to look at federal health care law

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 […]

Jan 6, 2014

UPDATED: NC Democrats want long-term jobless aid revived

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 – […]

Nov 22, 2013

NC Senate budget-writer Brunstetter to resign

RALEIGH — A key budget-writer in the North Carolina state Senate said Thursday he’s leaving the General Assembly next month to become a top executive at a large hospital system. […]

Sep 23, 2013

Berger won’t join crowded US Senate primary in NC

North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger will not run for the U.S. Senate next year, saying it's not the right time to take on a statewide campaign.

Sep 12, 2013

Samuelson named to state Environmental Review Commission

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.

Jun 15, 2011

North Carolina lawmakers override historic Perdue budget veto

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s General Assembly completed its override of Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s historic budget veto today, and a state spending plan that cuts sales taxes — and, the […]

Jun 3, 2011

Perdue signs order to restore unemployment benefits

Gov. Beverly Perdue said today that she has signed an executive order to allow federal unemployment insurance benefits to be restored to some 47,000 North Carolinians. The benefits went away […]

Apr 17, 2011

Perdue vetoes jobless benefits, cuts

RALEIGH — Forced by Republican legislators to choose between halting unemployment benefits for about 37,000 people and accepting a double-digit budget cut, Gov. Beverly Perdue has vetoed legislation that would […]

Apr 7, 2011

Perdue, NC Senate leader square off on jobs

RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republicans traded verbal jabs today over who’s getting the state economy back on track, a sign of their increasingly frayed relations heading into […]

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