RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Since Kay Hagan declined in June to run for a return to Washington, North Carolina and national Democrats have been looking for strong candidates to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2016. After other conventional high-profile ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers who challenged North Carolina’s voter identification law in state court say their case should continue even though the legislature added exceptions to the mandate a couple months ago. George Eppsteiner is representing groups and voters who ...
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These are anxious times for local government officials and groups when it comes to the North Carolina General Assembly — especially when a projected tax windfall or shortfall depends on which city or county line one has ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As House and Senate Republicans keep working in Raleigh to merge their competing spending plans into one, their delays in passing a two-year state budget will cost more than $1 million originating from taxpayers. The tab comes largely ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislative leaders have tentatively settled on shifting the state’s 2016 presidential primary to mid-March, key lawmakers said Saturday in a move that would avoid potential massive state delegate losses to both Democratic and Republican nominating ...
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans at the General Assembly who once soured upon a foundation that used to get half of North Carolina’s national tobacco settlement money may be coming around to embrace it, or at least accept it. The ...Read More »
WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Lawyers and witnesses focused on whether Republican North Carolina state lawmakers and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory illegally weakened minority voting strength as a federal voting rights trial challenging a 2013 state law began Monday.The trial in Winston-Salem ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Senate Republicans began trying again Monday to alter environmental standards they said would trim needless regulation and aid business. Environmental advocates contend that the changes would give industry and developers more license to pollute. A divided ...Read More »
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s next governor’s race is starting to take shape 19 months before Election Day as fault lines widen between incumbent Republican Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. While neither politician has officially kicked off ...Read More »