Latest North Carolina State General Assembly News

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...

NC Senate majority leader Brown won’t seek 9th term

Nov. 27, 2019 4:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The majority leader of the North Carolina State Senate says he will not seek re-election. A letter from Senate Leader Phil Berger’s office on Wednesday says Onslow County Republican Sen. Harry Brown announced on a radio show this week that he felt it’s the appropriate...

Reps. Black, Conrad won’t seek North Carolina House seats

Nov. 26, 2019 6:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A pair of North Carolina House members — one Republican and one Democrat — have announced they will not seek re-election next year. Democratic Rep. Mary Ann Black of Durham County made her decision public on Tuesday, a day after GOP Rep. Debra Conrad of Forsyth County...

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...

Investigators question NC governor’s pipeline fund actions

Nov. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday. The...

North Carolina Sen. Rick Gunn won’t seek reelection in 2020

Nov. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A five-term North Carolina state legislator known for advancing legislation that benefits the alcohol and restaurant industries and other business interests won’t seek reelection next year. Republican Sen. Rick Gunn of Alamance County made the announcement on Wednesday....

North Carolina lawmakers redraw state’s congressional map

Nov. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year. The GOP-controlled General Assembly enacted boundaries for...

North Carolina lawmakers go home, next return in January

Nov. 15, 2019 4:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly has ended its brief return visit to Raleigh. The Senate and House adjourned on Friday, two days after reconvening. The Senate finalized a replacement map for the state’s congressional districts and elected Greensboro construction firm owner...

Another $180M approved for North Carolina disaster aid, prep

Nov. 14, 2019 7:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another $180 million in state funds are going to help with disaster recovery following hurricanes Matthew, Florence and Dorian and to prepare for North Carolina’s next storm. The state House and Senate voted on Thursday for a negotiated package that also included another $20...

North Carolina redistricting proposal threatens 2 incumbents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political future of two GOP incumbents could be endangered as North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a new congressional district map Thursday in response to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The reconfigured districts have become necessary since state judges blocked use...