Economic Development & Taxes
A compromise N.C. incentives bill exempts the state's urban areas from a cap on the value of incentives offered each year to recruit businesses.
The N.C. House-Senate compromise on economic incentives provides less money for economic recruitment than the House had sought and removes a controversial sales-tax-revenue distribution proposal.
In general, the state raises fees on a variety of items, most notably in the Division of Motor Vehicles. It will also charge sales taxes on previously untaxed services such as repairs to cars, installation of big items or warranties connected to new purchases.
The state budget compromise approved last week changes the definition of a “low-performing school” in a way that greatly expands the number of schools with the designation — a move that critics say serves to undermine low-income schools that are showing progress.
An overwhelming majority in the North Carolina House has agreed to changes that could broaden the scope of materials middle-school teachers use to instruct about sex education.
It sounds like North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are ready to move all 2016 primaries - not just the presidential election - to mid-March.
day before a planned series of appearances across the state, state Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake, announced Sunday via an email to supporters that he's running for state attorney general in 2016.
Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey announced Monday morning on his website ChrisyRey.com that he is running for U.S. Senate.
Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill is running for N.C. attorney general, making him the second Republican to announce his intention to run for the seat, according to his campaign website and papers filed with the N.C. State Board of Elections.
Charlotte Democrat Jennifer Roberts led the field in Tuesday’s primary but faces a runoff with Mayor Dan Clodfelter in an Oct. 6 runoff. The winner goes on to a November contest against Edwin Peacock, who easily turned back Scott Stone in the Republican primary.
Legislators have agreed to privatize North Carolina’s $15 billion Medicaid program, a change that doctors and hospitals have been fighting for months, but which some Republican legislators have championed as a remedy for unpredictable spending.
A new state task force is charged with devising a plan for providing the most effective and efficient mental health and addiction services to those in need.
Eastern North Carolina leaders who wrapped up a 130-mile walk to Raleigh to fight for reopening a closed rural hospital got support Wednesday from a Senate panel to avoid an extensive regulatory process to unshutter its doors.
North Carolina's budget was signed into law Friday by Gov. Pat McCrory, more than two months after it was due, following a standoff and protracted negotiations between House and Senate Republicans.
While most state legislatures are finished for the year, lawmakers in a few states have gone into overtime, spending their summers in windowless rooms working to finalize state budgets for a new fiscal year that began over two months ago.
When Gov. Pat McCrory signed off on the 429-page state budget bill Friday morning, 2015 officially became one of the most protracted North Carolina budget seasons in more than half a century.