RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government's most powerful Republican elected official threw his weight fully behind Medicaid expansion Wednesday, raising the stakes for an issue lingering in state politics for a decade that could result in hundreds of thousands of low-income adults getting insured.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly returned on Wednesday to Raleigh for its traditional budget-adjustment work session, but lawmakers aren't getting out of the blocks quickly.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court has refused to hear the appeal of a civil rights leader who was convicted of trespassing during a 2017 demonstration inside the Legislative Building.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly will bypass work this week during another reconvened session that had been previously announced to take up any unexpected business.
The House and Senate gaveled in their floor meetings at midday Wednesday, and both adjourned within 15 minutes.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators won't take up any business during a scheduled three-day reconvened session that began on Monday.
Only a handful of House and Senate members returned to the Legislative Building as each chamber gaveled floor meetings in and out within minutes.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis endorsed a state legislator Thursday over U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn in their upcoming Republican primary, saying the first-term congressman has “fallen well short” of expectations.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former journalist is now the top communications aide for North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger.
Lauren Horsch, who joined Berger's office in 2019 as an adviser, has been elevated to deputy chief of staff for communications, Berger announced on Tuesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An up-or-down vote on broad Medicaid expansion in North Carolina could occur before the November elections, key Republican legislators said on Tuesday.
A joint House-Senate panel created in the current budget law and tasked with studying health care access and possible expansion holds its first meeting on Friday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate leaders said on Wednesday that Republicans and Democrats in the chamber will work together on creating replacement redistricting maps, after the state Supreme Court last week struck down plans arranged by the GOP.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three North Carolina Supreme Court justices said Monday they won't step aside from hearing a blockbuster redistricting case this week, rejecting requests from lawyers covering both sides of the litigation to recuse themselves.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court has rescheduled oral arguments for next month in a case over whether two amendments to the state constitution should be voided because legislators who approved the ballot referendums were elected from racially biased districts.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina Supreme Court justices — the son of a powerful legislator among them — said on Friday they won't step away from hearing a case that challenges a pair of constitutional amendments, one of which mandates photo voter identification.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal trial set for January on litigation challenging North Carolina's voter photo identification law has been delayed while the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether legislative leaders should be permitted to help defend the law in court.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican lawmakers could advance legislation soon that would require state appellate judges to disclose publicly how they voted privately on orders issued by their courts, the state Senate's top leader said Thursday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A civil rights leader received a fair trial in 2019 and his conviction on trespassing charges at the North Carolina General Assembly stands, the state’s appeals court ruled Tuesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Majority Leader Kathy Harrington, the first woman to hold the job since it was created over 40 years ago, announced on Monday that she won't seek reelection to her Senate seat next year.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday it will consider whether North Carolina Republican legislative leaders can intervene in a federal court battle over a 2018 state voter ID mandate.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's extended budget negotiations will come to a head next week with the House and Senate voting on a final spending plan, officials said Wednesday. Gov. Roy Cooper has suggested he could sign it into law, even though he wouldn't get everything he wants, in particular Medicaid expansion.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate’s top Republican, a longtime opponent of expanding Medicaid through the 2010 federal health care law, says he’s now been willing to consider enacting expansion as part of horse-trading with Democratic Gov.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of several legal challenges to North Carolina’s contentious voter ID law is on hold amid a dispute over whether two justices on the state Supreme Court — one the son of arguably the state's most powerful Republican politician — should recuse themselves.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Entering a second month of active negotiations with lawmakers, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that he was still hopeful they could hammer out a state government budget that he can sign into law.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislative action on a final North Carolina state government budget — a plan with or without formal support from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper — could happen as soon as next week, a top Republican lawmaker said Tuesday.
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.
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.
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 and Senate leader Phil Berger earlier this week.
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.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Soon entering the critical phase of North Carolina's budget talks, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday he would aim to get Republican lawmakers to fund public education improvements a judge says the state must start implementing.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are aiming to finalize a North Carolina state government budget and complete redistricting by the end of October, House Speaker Tim Moore said on Wednesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has set a mid-October deadline for state lawmakers to follow a court-ordered plan to provide full funding for improving public education or he will take action himself.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is slowing down this week as lawmakers prepare for budget negotiations and action on other measures during August.
The state Senate plans no recorded floor votes until next week, while House leaders say they'll take up legislation in floor sessions only on Monday evening and Tuesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans advanced legislation Wednesday defining how teachers can discuss certain concepts about race and racism inside the classroom.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans in the North Carolina legislature have finally agreed on how much they want to spend on state government next year, loosening a fiscal knot that delayed House and Senate budget work for weeks.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge didn't step over the line when she refused to let North Carolina's legislative leaders formally defend the state's latest photo identification voting law with other state government attorneys, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's pick to lead the state's environmental agency appears doomed in the state Senate, where Republicans on a key committee formally opposed the Democrat's choice on Wednesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly won't advance RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election dates for 2022 likely won't be altered despite anticipated delays in receiving data needed to perform the once-a-decade redistricting, the General Assembly's top Republicans said on Thursday...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election dates for 2022 likely won't be altered despite anticipated delays in receiving data needed to perform the once-a-decade redistricting, the General Assembly's top Republicans said on Thursday...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders said on Thursday they've found a solution to address the potential loss of $30 million in federal coronavirus relief funds that lawmakers earmarked for rural broadband projects...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chief of staff for North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger is stepping down to take a position within the University of North Carolina system...
RALEIGH, N.C (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly postponed on Thursday government oversight committee meetings and cancelled student tours for at least three weeks as precautionary measures against coronavirus.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A powerful North Carolina legislator has been spending campaign money toward leasing a house he and his wife own in Raleigh, but state election officials have told Senate leader Phil Berger such transactions are lawful...
A political action committee tied to GenX manufacturer Chemours gave a maximum contribution to House Speaker Tim Moore last month, one day after a company lobbyist made a small donation to the PAC.
CBC Editorial: Friday, Oct. 6, 2017; Editorial # 8220<br /> The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company
There are regimes in the world that, barring disasters, cancel elections.
Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that targeted Guilford County newspapers for a loss of government advertising revenue.
One small-town newspaper owner had said the change would close his publication.
After two weeks of closed-door negotiations, House and Senate leaders predict they'll have a final budget deal to unveil Monday.
On Friday, lead budget writers for the two chambers were walking back and forth between the offices of House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger.
Senate leaders on Tuesday outlined their 2017-18 spending plan, saying it accomplishes many of the same priorities as those in Gov. Roy Cooper's budget proposal with less spending.
The $22.9 billion proposed budget would spend about $600 million less than Cooper called for but would still be about 3.75 percent more than the state is projected to spend in the 2016-17 fiscal year, which ends in June, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said at an afternoon news conference.
After a quiet post-crossover week, state House and Senate leaders say they're on track to complete the budget early this year, aiming to avoid a lengthy stalemate.
Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger has tentatively scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to roll out the Senate's spending plan.
Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore held a 10:30 p.m. press conference Wednesday to announce that an agreement to repeal House Bill 2 has been reached with Gov. Roy Cooper.
A CBC Editorial: Friday, March 24, 2017; Editorial # 8139<br /> The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company
A year ago North Carolina woke up and discrimination was the law of the land.
A CBC Editorial: Tuesday, March 14, 2017; Editorial # 8134<br /> The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company
Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger says that he’s running North Carolina’s biggest business, our public schools, “based on business principles.” The reality is far from it.