Economy & Economic Development
North Carolina rises on Forbes’ list of best states for business and careers this year, with the state taking over the No. 2 spot.
Just 5 percent of One North Carolina Fund incentive money went to small businesses from 2008 to 2013, according to a report released Tuesday by an incentives watchdog group.
New data from the state Commerce Department shows economic incentive projects designed to lure new jobs continue to land in the state's wealthiest counties, despite criticism that the strategy is leaving needier, rural areas of the state behind.
Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation Wednesday that authorizes a statewide referendum on $2 billion in public projects.
Almost 40 percent of the companies North Carolina officials announced would bring jobs to the state in exchange for taxpayer-funded incentive cash have failed to hire a single worker, according to new data from the Commerce Department.
When Margaret Spellings arrives as UNC system president on March 1, she’ll have an immediate to-do list: Heal divisions on the Republican-dominated board, build bridges with skeptical faculty and win budget battles in the legislature.
Changes made by North Carolina state legislators in defining low-performing schools have doubled the number of Wake County schools receiving that designation this year.
A North Carolina House Democrat won't run again in 2016, citing in part his law practice and the political climate in Raleigh that now has his party in the minority.
A federal judge on Friday refused a request from state lawmakers to dismiss a challenge to the North Carolina voter ID law.
Energy & Environment
Local developers are holding their breath as courts examine a controversial federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule aimed at cleaning up the nation's drinking water.
Gov. Pat McCrory's signature on House Bill 372 wasn't the end of North Carolina's effort to change how the state's $14 billion Medicaid system works.
The Federal Trade Commission is wading into the public-health debate involving electronic cigarettes and vaporizers by proposing to study how they are marketed and sold.
Gov. Pat McCrory expanded his Cabinet on Tuesday when the leaders of two new state departments — created to better coordinate information technology and to help veterans and military personnel — were sworn in.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Rick Brajer has named Dee Jones, the operations director for North Carolina's current Medicaid program, to be operations director of a new division tasked with designing and running a revamped health insurance system for the poor and disabled.
Governor Pat McCrory has named Catherine L. Truitt as his Senior Education Advisor. Truitt comes to the position from the International Center for Leadership in Education where she worked as a school district turnaround coach centered on rigor, relevance, and relationship building.
Bryan Holloway, a Republican state representative who once ran for state House speaker, resigned Friday.
It took until the final day of September for state lawmakers to complete their work for the 2015 legislative session. Lawmakers had been at work since January, marking one of the longest sessions in recent history.