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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 28, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. September 23, 2022. Editorial: NC Republicans who voted to overturn 2020 election oppose plan to avoid another coup Almost everything in Congress — access to contraception, lowering the cost of insulin, infrastructure...

Abortion-rights group leader lends support to NC candidates

Sep. 27, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of a national political action committee working to elect women who support abortion rights visited North Carolina on Tuesday, joining candidates she says must win this fall to block Republican attempts to enact more restrictions. Democratic Gov. Roy...

Plea agreements reached by 4 in NC Congress ballot probe

Sep. 26, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Four people pleaded guilty on Monday to misdemeanors for their roles in absentee ballot fraud in rural North Carolina during the 2016 and 2018 elections. The convictions stemmed from an investigation that in part resulted in a do-over congressional election. ...

Budd embraces Trump, abortion opposition in NC Senate race

Sep. 23, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In competitive races across the U.S., Republican candidates are distancing themselves from their party's most controversial policies and people — namely, abortion and former President Donald Trump — as Election Day approaches. Not Ted Budd. ...

Yellen to visit North Carolina ahead of tight midterm races

Sep. 22, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen heads to the Durham, North Carolina, area next Tuesday as part of her ongoing tour to promote the Biden administration's legislative agenda ahead of the midterm elections. Visiting a state with several tight races in the offing,...

NC prison commissioner lured back to run new Cabinet agency

Sep. 22, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina's prison operations during the COVID-19 pandemic is Gov. Roy Cooper's choice to become secretary of a new standalone Cabinet-level agency tasked with adult corrections. Cooper announced on Thursday that Todd Ishee, who was named...

N. Carolina makes pitch to host 2027 World University Games

Sep. 20, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has made one more pitch to host the 2027 World University Games, as the committee evaluating the state’s bid visited the region. A panel of the International University Sports Federation visited on Tuesday the Executive Mansion, where Gov. Roy...

Senate leader: NC hospitals' Medicaid proposal not 'serious'

Sep. 20, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger on Tuesday called an offer from state hospitals to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of the working poor “not a serious proposal,” saying loosened regulations for medical construction projects didn't go far enough. ...

NC Senate leader pans exempting student loan forgiveness tax

Sep. 20, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts to exempt North Carolina residents from state income tax on the value of student loan forgiveness announced last month by President Joe Biden likely will be unsuccessful given that the state Senate's most influential member opposes them. Democratic Gov....

NC budget director Perusse to retire; Walker is successor

Sep. 19, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Charlie Perusse, who served as North Carolina state budget director for three Democratic governors, including current Gov. Roy Cooper, is retiring this fall, Cooper announced Monday. Succeeding Perusse as budget director will be Kristin Walker, the current...