Latest North Carolina State General Assembly News

New candidate chosen to replace retiring NC Rep. Martin

Jul. 26, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Supreme Court law clerk has been chosen by Wake County Democrats to run for a state House seat this fall after a veteran legislator resigned this month. County party activists selected Tim Longest on Monday to become the nominee for the 34th...

NC legislature idles for now on Medicaid expansion agreement

Jul. 26, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — General Assembly leaders acknowledged on Tuesday that a compromise for North Carolina to finally embrace Medicaid expansion likely won't come quickly and pinned success for a near-future agreement in part on buy-in from a key health care interest group. ...

NC legislature won't hold votes at Raleigh return next week

Jul. 22, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly won't work next week when it's scheduled to reconvene, legislative officials said Friday, setting aside for now any attempts to override new vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper. The House and Senate plan floor meetings for Tuesday —...

Lawyers want NC justice to stay out of school funding case

Jul. 13, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Supreme Court justice should stay out of ruling in a longstanding public education funding case because many years ago she represented some of the plaintiffs in the litigation and filed briefs in the matter, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 06, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. June 30, 2022. Editorial: An ominous development for the 2024 election, thanks to NC Republicans Voting in North Carolina is not fair. But over the years, judicial intervention and the governor’s veto have spared voters...

NC budget, immigration bills finalized as session ends

Jul. 01, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up its chief work session for the year on Friday by finalizing proposed state budget adjustments for the new fiscal year, crossing off other must-do legislation but leaving some big policy matters unresolved or thwarted. ...

NC bill requiring sheriffs to assist ICE goes to governor

Jul. 01, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans have approved legislation directing the state's elected local sheriffs to learn the immigration status of jail inmates and assist federal agents who want to detain them. But as with a similar measure approved by GOP lawmakers in...

Veto likely again ahead for bill making NC sheriffs aid ICE

Jun. 30, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation requiring North Carolina’s sheriffs to assist federal agents who are seeking a jail inmate whom they believe is in the country unlawfully neared final General Assembly approval Thursday with House backing. The Senate bill is a response by...

NC legislature advances budget agreement closer to governor

Jun. 30, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature advanced its proposed state budget adjustments in bipartisan fashion Thursday, each chamber voting separately by comfortable margins for a plan that would spend or salt away billions more without added tax cuts. ...

Elevator improvements in NC vacation rentals go to governor

Jun. 29, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Safety improvement requirements to prevent injury or death from elevators inside North Carolina vacation cottages and short-term rentals received final legislative approval on Wednesday. The House voted unanimously to accept a version of legislation passed in...