Latest North Carolina State General Assembly News

N Carolina GOP legislators make late pitch to keep photo ID

Jan. 10, 2020 2:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican lawmakers made a last-minute plea on Friday to a federal judge as they seek to save a photo identification requirement to vote that had been set to begin with the March primary. The GOP legislative leaders already have been turned away by U.S. District Judge...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2001, file frame from video provided by C-SPAN, Thomas Hofeller speaks during an event at the Republican National Committee in Washington. Thousands of formerly confidential documents and emails that influenced the outcome of a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit have been made public. A judge has yet to decide whether others should stay confidential. (C-SPAN via AP, File)

Daughter of late redistricting guru reveals more of his work

Jan. 6, 2020 6:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of formerly confidential documents and emails that influenced the outcome of a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit have been made public. A judge has yet to decide whether others should stay confidential. The documents and emails belonging to the late Thomas Hofeller were placed...

FILE - In this  Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Walker may challenge GOP Sen. Thom Tilllis for their party's nomination next year, or he may run against either of two other House Republicans in primaries. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

NC lawmaker may challenge Sen. Tillis after district redrawn

Dec. 4, 2019 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Walker may challenge GOP Sen. Thom Tillis for the party's Senate nomination next year or might run against either of two GOP House colleagues in their primaries, a spokesman for Walker said Wednesday. Walker was faced with the decision after the North...

FILE -In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Rep. John Bell, left, and Rep. Jason Saine confer as the N.C. General Assembly reconvenes for a special session in Raleigh, N.C. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican leaders battled to a draw as the North Carolina legislature ended the second-longest annual session in state history this month without a conventional state budget on the books. Now it may take the 2020 elections to help break their partisan deadlock. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)

Stalemate still on as N Carolina legislature ends this year

Nov. 26, 2019 11:41 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his Republican rivals fought to a draw as the North Carolina legislature adjourned its longest annual session in nearly 20 years this month, still with no conventional state budget in place and many favored GOP items blocked. It may take the November 2020...