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Engrossed in education funding dispute, North Carolina revisits milestone 2022 ruling

Feb. 22, 2024 16:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Supreme Court returned Thursday to its landmark 2022 ruling on education funding that permitted use of taxpayer funds to fix unconstitutional inequities statewide without legislators' express approval. Republican lawmakers who opposed the decision want to see...

North Carolina lawmakers say video gambling machine legislation could resurface this year

Feb. 15, 2024 11:08 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Interest in authorizing more casinos in North Carolina during this year's upcoming legislative session appears tamped down based on comments from top General Assembly leaders. But this week they suggested an effort to sanction and regulate video gambling machines could...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Dec. 06, 2023 07:33 AM EST

Greensboro News and Record. December 1, 2023. Editorial: Maybe we should make Dec. 1 a holiday: Medicaid Expansion Day Tomorrow begins today. At long last, Medicaid expansion becomes a reality in this state, so you’ll likely hear some facts and...

Sen. Krawiec and Rep. Gill won't seek reelection to the North Carolina General Assembly

Dec. 04, 2023 19:11 PM EST

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Sen. Joyce Krawiec, who has successfully pushed to overhaul Medicaid, streamline health care access and further restrict abortion while in the General Assembly, announced on Monday that she won't seek reelection next year. Krawiec, a...

North Carolina trial judges block election board changes made by Republican legislature

Nov. 30, 2023 14:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina trial judges on Thursday blocked portions of a new law that would transfer Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s authority to pick election board members to the Republican-dominated General Assembly. Following a 90-minute hearing, the three state judges...