Latest Phil Berger News

Senate leader: NC hospitals' Medicaid proposal not 'serious'

Sep. 20, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger on Tuesday called an offer from state hospitals to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of the working poor “not a serious proposal,” saying loosened regulations for medical construction projects didn't go far enough. ...

NC Senate leader pans exempting student loan forgiveness tax

Sep. 20, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts to exempt North Carolina residents from state income tax on the value of student loan forgiveness announced last month by President Joe Biden likely will be unsuccessful given that the state Senate's most influential member opposes them. Democratic Gov....

NC budget director Perusse to retire; Walker is successor

Sep. 19, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Charlie Perusse, who served as North Carolina state budget director for three Democratic governors, including current Gov. Roy Cooper, is retiring this fall, Cooper announced Monday. Succeeding Perusse as budget director will be Kristin Walker, the current...

NC Cancer Hospital named for late Senate leader Basnight

Sep. 19, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Cancer Hospital was formally named Monday for the late state Senate leader Marc Basnight, who helped approve the state funds to build the facility and later create a special state cancer research fund. Gov. Roy Cooper, current Senate...

N. Carolina hospitals offer new Medicaid expansion proposal

Sep. 16, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's hospitals and hospital systems on Friday unveiled an offer that could shake up stalled negotiations to pass legislation that would expand Medicaid to cover hundreds of thousands of low-income adults in the state. The North Carolina Healthcare...

N. Carolina justices weigh who has school spending authority

Aug. 31, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court returned Wednesday to an education funding case originating almost 30 years ago, hearing arguments over whether a judge had unilateral power to allocate hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to address unresolved student inequities. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 31, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Greensboro News and Record. August 25, 2022. Editorial: Softer words don’t mean kinder laws You’ve heard the old saw about the dog chasing the car? Well, what if he actually catches a sedan or an SUV? Then what? That may be the case...

Democrats: Abortion rulings may be 'a blessing in disguise'

Aug. 28, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic candidates have decried North Carolina’s newly reinstated abortion restrictions after a federal judge allowed a state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect. But some North Carolina Democrats say the ruling...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 24, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

Greensboro News and Record. August 22, 2022. Editorial: So, will this idea fly? As more hopeful news emerges on the Boom Supersonic front, some skeptics still wonder whether the upstart passenger aircraft manufacturer is talking faster than it ever will fly. ...

Top NC senator prefers abortion limits after 1st trimester

Aug. 23, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's most powerful state senator said Tuesday he would prefer to have approved restrictions on abortion after roughly the first three months of pregnancy. Senate leader Phil Berger, speaking before convening another round of no-vote General Assembly...