Economy & Economic Development
The N.C. Commerce Department said Thursday it has achieved a $1 billion surplus in the state’s unemployment insurance benefits fund for future economic downturns.
Last week, state Sen. Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg) disclosed plans to retire from the General Assembly next year after nine terms. Rucho, 67, leads the senate finance committee and has been an influential advocate for reducing tax rates on companies and individuals.
Math teachers and university professors are challenging changes recommended for public school math classes that a state commission is preparing to bring to a vote next month.
Legislative leaders want “any and all records” from the UNC Board of Governors’ closed-door meeting last month where 12 chancellors’ salaries were raised.
Kyle Hall has been nominated by the Stokes and Rockingham county Republican Party Executive Committees to serve the remainder of former Rep. Bryan Holloway’s term in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
One House term for state Rep. Dan Bishop of Charlotte is enough. Now he wants to move over to the North Carolina Senate.
In at least five North Carolina town council elections, the winner came down to a simple coin flip because the races were deadlocked.
Energy & Environment
North Carolina’s recent tactic of blocking citizens from challenging state permits for industrial polluters could result in a federal takeover of the state’s regulatory program.
The state Department of Health and Human Services revealed Friday that a staffer potentially compromised the confidential health information of hundreds of Medicaid patients, marking the second time in recent months this has happened.
The state’s first Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is now open for business.
Gov. Pat McCrory told a business-friendly audience at a forum in Cary on Wednesday that, if re-elected, he would push for additional borrowing of at least $1 billion to pay for roads and transportation infrastructure across the state.
Three days before work starts on the Interstate 77 toll lanes, two N.C. senators Friday plan to ask Gov. Pat McCrory to cancel the project.
One largescale rail proposal for the region is inching ahead, while another may be stalled in its tracks.