Latest North Carolina state government News

The Latest: Pelosi swears in 2 North Carolina congressmen

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new House members from North Carolina (all times local): 6:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sworn in two Republicans who won special elections in North Carolina last week. One is conservative Dan Bishop. As a state legislator, he wrote North Carolina's 2016 law...

Can Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement win judge's approval?

Sep. 16, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has embarked on a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's deadly opioid crisis by transforming itself in bankruptcy court into a sort of hybrid between a business and a charity. Whether the company can pull it off remains to be...

NC governor seeks Hurricane Dorian disaster declaration

Sep. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 13 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. Cooper made the request to President Donald Trump's administration Friday. If approved, money would be available to help with the cost of debris cleanup, repairs or...

Stanford prof again to review N Carolina legislative maps

Sep. 13, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges who ruled the state's legislative district maps were drawn to unconstitutionally favor Republicans are hiring a familiar expert to review how state lawmakers fix the problem. The three-judge Superior Court panel on Friday appointed Stanford University law...

Former chief justice who pushed for innocence process dies

Sep. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The conservative North Carolina chief justice and prosecutor who led the way for the state's unique innocence process was remembered after his death Thursday as a man who had the political strength to improve the criminal justice system when he saw evidence of its failures. Chief...

Democrats cry 'cowardice' as GOP overrides NC budget veto

Sep. 11, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans in control of a nearly half-empty North Carolina House chamber on Wednesday held an unexpected vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state budget bill, prompting accusations of trickery and deception from Cooper and fellow Democrats. Republican leaders had spent...

The Latest: NC House Republicans defend veto override action

Sep. 11, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina House Republicans' surprise vote in a half-empty chamber to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto (all times local): 3:30 p.m. North Carolina House Republican leaders say they never made any announcement or decision that would have prevented...

The Latest: GOP's Bishop wins N Carolina special election

Sep. 11, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop has won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has...

GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs

Sep. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and...

The Latest: Trump calls NC vote 1st step to removing Pelosi

Sep. 10, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in North Carolina (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging North Carolina voters to "take the first steps" toward removing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and "winning the back the House in 2020." Trump is in Fayetteville...