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North Carolina sees slight surplus this year, $1B more next year

Apr. 17, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's government should collect higher revenues during this fiscal year and next than what is projected in the current two-year state budget, according to a new forecast released Wednesday. Economists for the General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper's...

Governor's pandemic rules for bars violated North Carolina Constitution, appeals court says

Apr. 16, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's orders during the COVID-19 pandemic that directed standalone bars to remain shuttered for safety while restaurants that serve alcohol got to reopen were “illogical” and violated the state constitution, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. ...

North Carolina welcomes a historic visitor in Japan's Prime Minister Kishida

Apr. 12, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida cemented economic links and cultural amity with North Carolina on Friday, following up time in Washington during his official U.S. visit by checking up on benchmark Japanese companies building in the ninth-most populous state and meeting...

Case heard by NC Supreme Court may affect how partisan officials file voter fraud claims

Apr. 11, 2024 20:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An attorney representing voters accused of fraud in the 2016 election warned North Carolina’s highest court that their eventual decision could allow political operatives to make voter fraud allegations without consequence — but the justices had several questions. ...

On eve of Japanese prime minister's visit to North Carolina, Fujifilm announces more jobs there

Apr. 11, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hours before the Japanese prime minister's arrival in North Carolina, a subsidiary of Japan's Fujifilm Corp. announced Thursday plans to expand further a massive biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant in the state, even as the initial phase is not yet complete, promising...

Medicaid expansion coverage enrollment in North Carolina now above 400,000

Apr. 01, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Enrollment in North Carolina's new Medicaid coverage for low-income adults has surpassed 400,000 in the expansion program's first four months, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Monday. The full health benefits coverage for some adults ages 19-64 who earn too much...

North Carolina military affairs secretary stepping down, with ex-legislator as successor

Mar. 28, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s second-term Cabinet secretary for military and veterans affairs is retiring, and a former state legislator who has been working at the Pentagon is taking his place. Cooper's office announced on Thursday that Walter Gaskin, a...

Biden and Harris argue that Democrats will preserve health care and Republicans would take it away

Mar. 26, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday promoted their health care agenda in the battleground state of North Carolina, arguing that Democrats like themselves would preserve access to care while Republicans would reverse gains made over the past decade...

Appeal coming from North Carolina Republicans in elections boards litigation

Mar. 13, 2024 13:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders will appeal the decision by judges that declared the GOP’s changes to how elections board members are chosen violate the state constitution while taking power from the governor. Attorneys for Senate leader Phil...

North Carolina judges block elections board changes pushed by Republicans that weaken governor

Mar. 12, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s GOP-controlled legislature unlawfully tried to seize from the governor the power to choose elections board members in the battleground state, trial judges ruled while saying portions of a new election law must be permanently blocked. The...