Latest North Carolina state government News

Bill forcing NC sheriffs to aid immigration agents revived

Jun. 28, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another effort by Republican lawmakers to force North Carolina’s sheriffs to learn the immigration status of their jails' inmates and assist federal agents who want to detain them resurfaced at the General Assembly on Tuesday, more than a year after the legislation passed...

NC GOP unveils budget; House backs Medicaid expansion path

Jun. 28, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday unveiled state budget adjustments for the coming year, proposing to spend or set aside billions in expected extra tax collections to raise worker pay, recruit companies, build more infrastructure and combat inflation. ...

North Carolina bill seeks new openness from Council of State

Jun. 28, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 10-member panel led by Gov. Roy Cooper with other statewide elected officials usually meets monthly to sign off on such mundane government matters as state land purchases, bond sales and repairs of state buildings. But the Council of State gained more...

Officials: NC budget deal reached between House, Senate

Jun. 27, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have reached an agreement on adjustments to the second year of the two-year state government budget approved last fall, officials said Monday. House Speaker Tim Moore and Lauren Horsch, a spokesperson for Senate...

NC legislators want 20-week abortion ban to be restored

Jun. 24, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders asked Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein on Friday to act so a state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy can be enforced in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning abortion protections. ...

New Medicaid expansion pitch surfaces in N. Carolina House

Jun. 23, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans pitched a plan Thursday that could authorize expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults, which their leader argued would bring more certainty to ensuring rural hospitals and substance abusers get help. ...

Trans people can correct sex on North Carolina birth records

Jun. 23, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

Transgender people born in North Carolina may now correct the sex designation on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery after a consent judgment issued by a federal court, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Thursday. “This is a victory for all transgender people born in...

Supreme Court rules for GOP lawmakers in voter ID case

Jun. 23, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina a win Thursday in a fight over the state's latest photo identification voting law. The 8-1 decision does not end the three-year-plus dispute over the voter ID law, which is not in effect and...

North Carolina sports betting legislation falters in House

Jun. 22, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would have authorized sports betting across all of North Carolina fell apart late Wednesday as the House narrowly rejected a key measure amid warnings about the dangers of gambling from an unusual coalition of social conservatives and liberal Democrats. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 22, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer. June 21, 2022. Editorial: The Black Lives Matter movement drives a resurgence at NC’s HBCU’s On this Juneteenth the Black Lives Matter movement can claim a major accomplishment: It has helped to reinvigorate...