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NC speaker: Medicaid expansion not in latest budget offer

Oct. 21, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest budget offer that North Carolina Republicans sent to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper wouldn't expand Medicaid broadly as Cooper seeks, but it does sweeten a previous proposal on worker pay raises, a top GOP legislator says. House Speaker Tim...

NC GOP leaders send new budget-bargaining offer to Cooper

Oct. 19, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders sent another negotiating offer to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday as top government officials still attempt to enact a long-overdue two year budget. The offices of Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim...

Judge: No waiting on NC budget to act on school funding

Oct. 18, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge signaled Monday that he's ready to formally demand legislators carry out a funding recipe to reduce public education inequities, saying he wouldn't wait on a negotiated budget agreement between the governor and legislature before acting. ...

Governor: Lt. governor's LGBTQ comments don't speak for NC

Oct. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson “does not speak for North Carolina,” a reference to comments that Robinson made about sex education in public schools that critics say plainly disparaged LGBTQ people. ...

Climate change: North Carolina gov signs major energy law

Oct. 13, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina signed a milestone energy bill into law Wednesday that aims to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state's power plants by 2030, celebrating the legislative accomplishment with Republican lawmakers. ...

Robinson declines again to apologize for anti-LGBTQ remarks

Oct. 12, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson on Tuesday again declined to apologize for remarks he made in June criticizing sexual education in public schools and likening gay and transgender people to “filth.” Robinson held a news...

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson criticized over anti-LGBT views

Oct. 11, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made criticizing sexual education and likening gay and transgender people to “filth.” “There’s no reason...

NC legislative leaders regroup after Cooper budget offer

Oct. 07, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders will soon draw up another budget offer for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper after he presented a counterproposal in the state budget talks. House Speaker Tim Moore confirmed on Thursday that Cooper sent a counteroffer to him...

Energy bill deal aims to meet Cooper NC gas reduction goals

Oct. 01, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday agreement on an energy bill that aims to meet Cooper's goals on greenhouse gas reductions and gives dominant utility Duke Energy the ability to seek multiyear rate increases. The...

NC legislators work out state budget; talks with Cooper next

Sep. 29, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up on Wednesday internal negotiations towards fashioning a two-year state budget, Republican lawmakers said. Now heavy lifting begins to see if acceptable changes for all can be made so Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will sign a...