Latest North Carolina state government News

Cooper: I'll seek public school spending surge in NC budget

Sep. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Soon entering the critical phase of North Carolina's budget talks, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday he would aim to get Republican lawmakers to fund public education improvements a judge says the state must start implementing. Addressing a...

Elizabeth City police chief next NC public safety secretary

Sep. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The police chief in a northeastern North Carolina city whose agency helped keep the peace there following a fatal shooting this spring involving the local sheriff's department was named Tuesday as Gov. Roy Cooper's next public safety secretary. ...

Cooper vetoes GOP bill that sought to weaken AG's powers

Sep. 27, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Monday that would have limited the powers of the person in his former position — attorney general — to enter into future legal settlements. The legislation was passed by Republicans furious with Cooper's...

Fidelity to hire 1,500 more at company's North Carolina hub

Sep. 27, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — Financial services giant Fidelity announced on Monday that it will create more than 1,500 additional jobs in the Raleigh-Durham area, even while the company is already expanding its footprint in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper joined...

Supporters of NC man freed from prison demand Cooper pardon

Sep. 24, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of people supporting a North Carolina man who served more than two decades behind bars for a murder he said he didn't commit gathered Friday outside the Executive Mansion as they urged the governor to formally pardon him. Dontae Sharpe and...

NC ruling influence on sex-offender monitoring may be muted

Sep. 24, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It's constitutional for North Carolina to require people convicted of the most serious sex offenses to be monitored perpetually by satellite-linked bracelets, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. But the majority opinion's influence on sex...

N. Carolina officials: Prep sports governing deal reached

Sep. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would lead to new controls upon the nonprofit body governing North Carolina high school sports has been agreed to in principle, state officials said Thursday. But there's still uncertainty, as all the details haven't been worked out. ...

1 in 3 NC workers in Cooper order still not fully vaccinated

Sep. 23, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than one-third of the 56,000 North Carolina government employees included in Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order compelling them to get a COVID-19 shot or face weekly testing have not been fully vaccinated, according to new state data. ...

NC House leader: Chamber committed to records bill agreement

Sep. 23, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House is committed to trying to work with the Senate to approve legislation that would make more work histories of government employees available to the public, Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday. Senate Republicans have taken...

NC Senate maneuvers again to keep public records bill alive

Sep. 22, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans have used another parliamentary maneuver to try to get legislation to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's desk that would increase public access to the personnel history of government employees. The Senate voted Wednesday...