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North Carolina school principals could face pay cuts

Aug. 06, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina principals are worried they could lose pay in the upcoming school year instead of the raises they’re supposed to be receiving in the new state budget. State lawmakers approved a budget in July that includes a 4% raise in the salary...

N. Carolina AG defends recusal in 20-week abortion ban case

Aug. 03, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein repudiated Republican General Assembly leaders’ allegations Wednesday that he neglected his duty to defend state law by refusing to seek enforcement of a blocked 20-week abortion ban after the fall of Roe v. Wade. ...

Medicaid expansion breakthrough within reach in N. Carolina

Jul. 31, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of vigorous opposition, most North Carolina Republicans have now embraced the idea of expanding the state's Medicaid program to cover hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Legislative approval finally appears within reach. During...

NC Supreme Court OKs speeding up redistricting arguments

Jul. 29, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In another remapping decision along partisan leanings, the North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to speed up arguments on further challenges to the boundaries for the state's legislative seats and congressional districts. By a 4-3 ruling with registered...

NC Republicans ask judge to reinstate 20-week abortion ban

Jul. 28, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Republican General Assembly leaders have asked a federal judge to reinstate a 20-week abortion ban previously thrown out by courts, despite the Democratic attorney general’s refusal to seek enforcement of the ban after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...

NC legislature idles for now on Medicaid expansion agreement

Jul. 26, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — General Assembly leaders acknowledged on Tuesday that a compromise for North Carolina to finally embrace Medicaid expansion likely won't come quickly and pinned success for a near-future agreement in part on buy-in from a key health care interest group. ...

NC legislature won't hold votes at Raleigh return next week

Jul. 22, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly won't work next week when it's scheduled to reconvene, legislative officials said Friday, setting aside for now any attempts to override new vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper. The House and Senate plan floor meetings for Tuesday —...

N. Carolina AG won't seek to renew 20-week abortion ban

Jul. 21, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Democratic attorney general declined Thursday to meet Republican legislative leaders’ demand that he ask a federal court to lift an injunction on a state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The Republican leaders...

Lawyers want NC justice to stay out of school funding case

Jul. 13, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Supreme Court justice should stay out of ruling in a longstanding public education funding case because many years ago she represented some of the plaintiffs in the litigation and filed briefs in the matter, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 13, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

Winston Salem-Journal. July 9, 2022. Editorial: Another serious threat to American democracy If you like the recent changes effected by the U.S. Supreme Court, you’ll be pleased to know that more are likely on the way. The court has agreed to take up a case with its...