Latest North Carolina state government News

North Carolina judges strike down state’s voter ID law

Sep. 17, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power. Two of...

Judge blocks NC law provision aimed at farm workers' union

Sep. 16, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only farm worker union is pleased despite mixed decisions so far from federal courts about a 2017 law it says obstructs mostly Latino field hands organizing for better benefits and conditions. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs...

N. Carolina Republican candidate Jim Snyder dead at 76

Sep. 16, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service will be held Friday for Jim Snyder Jr., an attorney, author and conservative candidate for statewide office in North Carolina. Snyder, 76, died Sunday at his Lexington home after an extended illness, daughter Elizabeth Snyder...

Veteran Democratic state lawmaker Insko won't run again

Sep. 15, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Rep. Verla Insko, the longest-serving House Democrat currently in the chamber, announced on Wednesday she won't seek reelection next year. Insko joined the state House in 1997 and became a consistent, liberal voice on expanding...

NC House speaker: Budget, new maps are goals for October

Sep. 15, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are aiming to finalize a North Carolina state government budget and complete redistricting by the end of October, House Speaker Tim Moore said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after a House floor session, Moore...

Angry over 2020 ballot deal, NC Republicans vote to limit AG

Sep. 15, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The flap over absentee ballots in North Carolina's 2020 election resurfaced Wednesday at the General Assembly as Republicans gave final approval to legislation that would limit Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein's ability to enter future legal settlements. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

Audit: NC DOT spent less than planned, but risks remain

Sep. 14, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Department of Transportation spent less than predicted in the second half of 2020, a state performance audit showed. But the report's authors said the agency hadn't carried out key recommendations from an audit last year that found several hundred...

Worker advocates seek more NC aid as federal benefits expire

Sep. 13, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's unemployed need higher and longer jobless benefits from the state more than ever now that additional federal benefits created during the COVID-19 pandemic expired this month, advocates for workers and the poor said Monday. Several...

NC's highest court: Felons who registered recently can vote

Sep. 11, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Certain felons released from prison or never incarcerated and who registered to vote recently in North Carolina will remain eligible as litigation over their right to vote continues, the state’s highest court has ruled. The state Supreme Court, in...