Latest North Carolina State General Assembly News

NC high school sports oversight revamp clears another panel

Jul. 22, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to replace the North Carolina High School Athletic Association with a new commission to administer interscholastic sports advanced through another Senate committee on Thursday. The Senate Finance Committee recommended the measure, which...

Former N. Carolina Rep. Goodwin remembered as a trailblazer

Jul. 21, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C (AP) — Colleagues of the late North Carolina Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin remembered her Wednesday as a trailblazer for women in public service who accomplished much during a life cut short by cancer. The House and Senate approved a resolution remembering...

Bill changing NC high school sports oversight OK'd by panel

Jul. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's century-long role overseeing interscholastic sports cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, despite calls by some to keep the nonprofit in charge, with adjustments. The...

NC medical marijuana bill approved by another Senate panel

Jul. 21, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use in North Carolina advanced through another Senate panel on Wednesday. Members of the Senate Finance Committee, which voted for the legislation, narrowed their review to fees and revenues collected...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. July 15, 2021. Editorial: NC Senate leader says he wants Critical Race Theory debate. What does his bill say? The North Carolina Senate’s new bill on Critical Race Theory in schools makes an important and welcome distinction that...

Bill says NC youth would need parent OK for COVID-19 vaccine

Jul. 21, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina children would need parental permission before they could receive COVID-19 vaccines approved by federal regulators for emergency use in legislation that advanced through a Senate committee on Wednesday. The parent or guardian...

Major NC high school athletics oversight overhaul proposed

Jul. 20, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association would be replaced by a proposed state commission to oversee interscholastic public school sports in a measure unveiled Tuesday in a legislative committee. The bill, which received a hearing by a...

In 12 a.m. session, NC House gives energy bill its final OK

Jul. 15, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House gave its final approval to wide-ranging energy legislation during an unusual overnight session early Thursday. The chamber met briefly after midnight to complete the second of two required votes on the measure, which now...

Bill to retire coal-fired plants gets initial NC House OK

Jul. 14, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that could shape North Carolina electricity production for decades received initial approval Wednesday by the state House, with the narrow majority rejecting arguments that the measure relies too much on natural gas or could send customer rates soaring. ...

N. Carolina GOP would ban K-12 promotion of views about race

Jul. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans advanced legislation Wednesday defining how teachers can discuss certain concepts about race and racism inside the classroom. GOP Senate leader Phil Berger said his chamber is taking action as Republicans across the...