Latest North Carolina State General Assembly News

NC board says Democratic legislative candidate can still run

Sep. 02, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democratic nominee for a key North Carolina legislative seat this fall remains a candidate, the State Board of Elections ruled on Friday, rejecting a local decision that found evidence she didn't live in the district where she's running. Along party lines,...

NC Rep. Hanig switches chambers with Senate appointment

Aug. 30, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina House member has officially joined the state Senate — the chamber that he's already campaigning to serve in for the next two years. Republican Rep. Bobby Hanig of Currituck County was the choice of GOP activists in several northeastern...

Democrats: NC educators need financial and moral support

Aug. 25, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As many traditional public schools return to class next week, North Carolina Democratic legislative leaders called on colleagues Thursday to support providing more financial resources to recruit and retain educators. Districts across the state trying to fill...

Top NC senator prefers abortion limits after 1st trimester

Aug. 23, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's most powerful state senator said Tuesday he would prefer to have approved restrictions on abortion after roughly the first three months of pregnancy. Senate leader Phil Berger, speaking before convening another round of no-vote General Assembly...

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. ...