- Bill would end N Carolina electronics recycling program Updated: May-27-16 1:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's electronic recycling program and ban on such equipment in landfills would end in legislation making its way through the state Senate.
- Senate agrees on concessions for Carolinas boundary changes Updated: May-26-16 4:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators are lining up concessions necessary for the redrawn boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina to take effect in 2017 after more than 20 years of work.
- Coal ash bill on North Carolina legislative fast track slows Updated: May-26-16 2:51 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Legislation reconstituting North Carolina's short-lived Coal Ash Management Commission is on the fast track to the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory, who's expected to veto the measure. But lawmakers slowed it down to work on one provision.
- Criminal check mandate for teacher licensure candidates OK'd Updated: May-26-16 1:23 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Anyone seeking to be licensed to teach in North Carolina would have to undergo a criminal background check under legislation working its way through the General Assembly.
- Senate committees back tuition cuts for 5 UNC campuses Updated: May-25-16 5:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A proposal to dramatically reduce tuition at five University of North Carolina campuses is inching forward in the General Assembly despite concerns from some senators and alumni who fear greater reliance on state funding will end up harming the schools down the road.
- Senate GOP would pay teachers more than House, McCrory Updated: May-25-16 3:28 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Senate Republicans on Wednesday previewed their plan to pay teachers more than what Gov. Pat McCrory and House members have offered, but didn't provide many details about how they would pay for it.
- Former North Carolina lawmaker Parmon recalled by colleagues Updated: May-24-16 5:32 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Former colleagues of a late North Carolina General Assembly member recalled her for taking on tough issues and caring for people in need.
- State Senate wants quick standard deduction increase Updated: May-24-16 2:43 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The state Senate has agreed to increase the amount of individual income not subject to North Carolina taxes even more.
- Compared to 2015, N Carolina budget talks looking simpler Updated: May-21-16 11:52 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - After a three-month budget stalemate in 2015 that also pulled substantial proposals on taxes, Medicaid and economic incentives into already complicated negotiations, House and Senate Republicans insist they aren't staying in Raleigh all summer long.
- Budget adjustments clear North Carolina House by wide margin Updated: May-19-16 11:03 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The House's $22.2 billion budget adjustment bill received final approval Thursday by the same wide margin as the day before, its support buoyed by pay raises, a tax break and no deep spending cuts.
- Opera at the legislature? LGBT law brings vocal message Updated: May-19-16 6:30 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - It's unlikely an opera has been performed inside North Carolina's Legislative Building, let alone one where the performance's lead character is a transgender man.
- Hutchinson: Transgender bathroom debate likely next year Updated: May-19-16 5:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he's opposed to taking up legislation during this week's session regarding which restrooms transgender people can use, but says he expects the issue to come up when lawmakers return next year.
- The Latest: Amendments blocked LGBT law, I-77 toll repeals Updated: May-19-16 12:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on North Carolina House debate over proposed budget adjustments for next year (all times local):
- Interfaith coalition of clergy rally against House Bill 2 Updated: May-19-16 4:01 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A group of clergy representing a number of denominations is planning to hold a rally at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Charlotte to call for the repeal of North Carolina's House Bill 2.
- Senate passes increased access to overdose reversal drugs Updated: May-17-16 8:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina could become the third state with a standing order allowing an injection that prevents opioid overdoses to be easily accessed by most people.
- Violinist Itzhak Perlman cancels performance over LGBT law Updated: May-17-16 7:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman said he canceled his Wednesday performance with the North Carolina Symphony after he was told he would not be able to include a personal statement opposing the state's new law limiting antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people in the event program.
- Equality NC training citizens to lobby against LGBT law Updated: May-17-16 1:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Representatives from a North Carolina LGBT advocacy organization say the state's new law limiting antidiscrimination policies is drawing more people out of their homes and to lawmakers' offices.
- Mecklenburg County Republican Scott Stone joins NC House Updated: May-16-16 7:43 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina House is back to full force at 120 members with the swearing-in of Mecklenburg County Republican Scott Stone to replace former Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer.
- Fiery Month? Fires spike in April in east North Carolina Updated: May-16-16 9:01 am
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - April was a bad month for house fires in eastern North Carolina.
- Rally opposing law limiting LGBT protections scheduled Updated: May-16-16 4:01 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Opponents of the North Carolina's new law preventing local governments from passing LGBT anti-discrimination protections and directing which bathrooms transgender people can use are getting together in Raleigh to push for its repeal.
- McCrory: Instead of protests, talk needed on LGBT matters Updated: May-14-16 3:01 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says that instead of protests and demonstrations over laws about LGBT rights, there needs to be more discussion.
- Impaired boating crimes OK'd by North Carolina House panel Updated: May-11-16 3:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Criminal penalties for someone causing death or serious injury while driving a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol would be raised in line with punishments for DWI using a car in legislation heading to the North Carolina House floor.
- Bills addressing college costs, immigration, pay filed Updated: May-10-16 7:50 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers offered bills before a self-imposed deadline Tuesday addressing the cost of college education, penalties for "sanctuary cities," economic incentives and worker pay.
- Gray confirmed for North Carolina Utilities Commission Updated: May-10-16 4:21 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina legislature has confirmed more people appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to state commissions, including a former lawmaker.
- House committee approves bill to do away with ferry tolls Updated: May-10-16 3:16 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An effort to do away with tolls on North Carolina's coastal ferries likely will end up in the state House budget after a policy committee voted to eliminate them. But the Senate may not be on board with it.