Latest North Carolina state government News

Legislature confirms N. Carolina State Controller Roseland

Feb. 08, 2023 16:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature completed its confirmation of Nels Roseland as state controller on Wednesday with a unanimous vote for the second day in a row. The House voted 117-0 in favor of Roseland, who was deputy state budget director when Gov. Roy Cooper...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Feb. 08, 2023 14:00 PM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer. February 6, 2023. Editorial: NC Supreme Court diminishes itself with baldly political ruling on voting cases It didn’t take long for the new Republican majority on the state Supreme Court to reveal itself as a...

US, states weigh farmland restrictions after Chinese balloon

Feb. 08, 2023 12:01 PM EST

HARLOWTON, Mont. (AP) — Near the banks of Montana's Musselshell River, cattle rancher Michael Miller saw a large, white orb above the town of Harlowton last week, a day before U.S. officials revealed they were tracking a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the state. The balloon caused a stir in...

North Carolina Senate OKs limits on LGBTQ school instruction

Feb. 07, 2023 18:36 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Public school teachers in North Carolina would be required in most circumstances to alert parents before they call a student by a different name or pronoun, under a bill passed by the Republican-controlled state Senate on Tuesday. Senators rejected a wave of...

N. Carolina education board proposal revived in House bill

Feb. 07, 2023 18:33 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina House committee on Tuesday backed a bill that would shift influence over public education away from the governor and toward the superintendent of public instruction and voters. The legislation aims to put a constitutional amendment on statewide...

North Carolina Supreme Court hears felony voting rights case

Feb. 02, 2023 17:28 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s newly seated Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on whether people convicted of felonies — tens of thousands statewide — should be permitted to vote if they aren’t in prison but still are serving probation or parole or have yet to pay fines. ...

North Carolina Medicaid director Dave Richard to retire

Feb. 02, 2023 16:49 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The official who oversaw the conversion of North Carolina’s Medicaid agency to managed care will retire from state government at the end of the month, the state health department said on Thursday. Dave Richard, the deputy secretary for Medicaid for the last...

20 attorneys general warn Walgreens, CVS over abortion pills

Feb. 01, 2023 12:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states warned CVS and Walgreens on Wednesday that they could face legal consequences if they sell abortion pills by mail in those states. A letter from Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey to the nation's...

Group: N.C. request for redistricting rehearing 'frivolous'

Jan. 30, 2023 19:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An advocacy group that sued over redistricting lines in North Carolina told state Supreme Court justices Monday that previous rulings that blocked legislative and congressional district maps as illegal partisan gerrymanders should be left intact. Common Cause...

N. Carolina reporter and spokesperson Dick Ellis dies at 78

Jan. 30, 2023 11:44 AM EST

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Dick Ellis, a former North Carolina television news reporter and spokesperson for political campaigns and the state courts system, has died at age 78. Ellis died on Saturday from cancer at the VA Medical Center in Durham, his daughter, Annette Rogers, said...