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N. Carolina legislature returning for annual work session

May. 18, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to Raleigh for its traditional budget-adjustment work session, but lawmakers won't be getting out of the blocks quickly. The House and Senate will gavel in floor sessions at midday Wednesday, but Republican...

NC governor reveals what he wants to do with $6.2B surplus

May. 11, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper proposed Wednesday that North Carolina government spend or earmark much of a projected $6.2 billion surplus to address further a host of needs like building construction, education inequities, affordable housing and worker retention. The...

Officials: Expect $4.2B more NC revenue this year, $2B next

May. 09, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government tax collections will smash the projections used to help fashion the first year of the current two-year state budget, officials announced Monday as lawmakers return next week to begin figuring out what to do with billions in surplus. ...

NC Supreme Court won't hear case of Rev. Barber's conviction

May. 06, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court has refused to hear the appeal of a civil rights leader who was convicted of trespassing during a 2017 demonstration inside the Legislative Building. The state Supreme Court announced on Friday that it had denied the request of...

Another NC mini-session begins, with no action expected

May. 04, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly will bypass work this week during another reconvened session that had been previously announced to take up any unexpected business. The House and Senate gaveled in their floor meetings at midday Wednesday, and both adjourned...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 04, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 3, 2022. Editorial: Without Roe v. Wade, it’s up to North Carolina to protect abortion access now North Carolina has 100 counties. You can get an abortion in just nine of them. In 2019, close to...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 06, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. April 4, 2022. Editorial: Finally, a carmaker in NC Ahab had his whale. For North Carolina, the Big One that Kept Getting Away, decade after decade, was an auto plant. Try as it might over the years, lobbing buckets...

No votes planned for NC legislative mini-session this week

Apr. 04, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators won't take up any business during a scheduled three-day reconvened session that began on Monday. Only a handful of House and Senate members returned to the Legislative Building as each chamber gaveled floor meetings in and out within...

NC Sen. Tillis joins Republicans supporting Cawthorn rival

Mar. 31, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis endorsed a state legislator Thursday over U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn in their upcoming Republican primary, saying the first-term congressman has “fallen well short” of expectations. Tillis' backing of state Sen. Chuck...

NC trial judges again allow more felony offenders to vote

Mar. 28, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's law that prohibits people convicted of felonies from registering to vote while they are still serving probation, parole or other supervision discriminates against Black residents and is unconstitutional, a panel of state judges ruled on Monday. ...