Economic Development & Taxes
Counties would have more options to raise money for public schools and community colleges under a bill that cleared the House Finance Committee on Wednesday.
An updated $2 billion bond proposal approved late Tuesday by a Senate committee would allocate more proceeds to University of North Carolina projects but slightly less to community colleges and infrastructure loans.
More than a year ago, Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration sounded an alarm to legislators: The state’s main job incentives fund was running low, and major employers would go elsewhere without that financing as a lure.
The House Rules committee Monday voted to remove a proposed requirement that high school students be taught about the gold standard.
The committee charged with rewriting the state’s academic standards spent the better part of one of its final meetings hearing from principals and teachers who want to keep Common Core.
The state’s GOP leadership believes it has positioned North Carolina to be a focal point for Republican candidates seeking the 2016 presidential election.
Governor Pat McCrory accomplished another major goal of his administration by signing into law major reform of North Carolina’s Medicaid system.
State Medicaid reform is now law, a signature accomplishment representing a compromise solution between the McCrory administration and a divided Republican-led legislature.
The U.S. Attorney's Office has launched an investigation into high-dollar consulting contracts and salary payments at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
A Charlotte representative is back at work in the North Carolina House nearly seven weeks after heart surgery.
A state Senate committee has cleared legislation filed in response to recent undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue for research.
The Senate gave tentative approval Thursday to a proposal banning local "sanctuary" ordinances and limiting food assistance for able-bodied, childless, unemployed adults.
This year’s safari for regulations to hunt down and kill has taken shape in the final days of the session.
A 12-year-old special “presumption” state lawmakers granted to newspapers to avoid treating carriers as employees has become a roadblock for reform legislation directed largely at the construction industry.