Government

State budget agreement is getting closer, House Speaker says

August 14, 2015

(The News and Observer)

House Speaker Tim Moore said House and Senate negotiators are likely to agree Thursday on the total amount of money the state budget would spend. Negotiations will continue over the weekend, then chairs of budget committees will look over the plans, he said. Legislative procedures make it unlikely the budget will be approved before school starts, Moore said.

Raleigh lawmakers set Aug. 31 for new budget deadline

August 13, 2015

(WRAL.com)

State House and Senate lawmakers voted for a second budget deadline extension, this time till Aug. 31.

N.C. Senate wants vote on limit to government’s growth

August 13, 2015

(WRAL.com)

 

The N.C. Senate approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the growth of government based on a calculation including inflation and population growth.

 

Senate turns down Medicaid expansion

August 12, 2015

(WRAL.com)

The North Carolina Senate again opposed the expansion of Medicaid insurance for as many as 500.000 low-income citizens.

N.C. General Assembly sets new budget deadline

August 12, 2015

(The News and Observer)

Leaders of the N.C. General Assembly set a new deadline — Aug. 31 — to approve the state budget. It would be the latest budget approval since 2002.

FBI studies U.S. Rep. Pittenger's land business, NBC reports

August 12, 2015

Congressman Robert Pittenger is the focus of an inquiry by the FBI, NBC Charlotte affliate WCNC reports.

The inquiry relates to PIttenger's real estate business. Pittenger says he acted responsibly and doesn't know why his staff is being questioned.

North Carolina may privatize Medicaid

August 11, 2015

(The News and Observer)

N.C. Senate gave initial approval to a bill that would privatize Medicaid insurance for low-income citizens. The House has not acted on the measure.

Sales-tax redistribution advances in Senate

August 11, 2015

(WRAL.com)

An economic development package that would change how sales tax is distributed, in a manner favored by rural lawmakers including Senate pro tem Phil Berger, won tentative approval in the Senate.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(WRAL.com)

Bill supported in Senate would expand incentives and attempt to support rural counties.

 

State rep spends $19,000 of campaign cash on clothes

August 11, 2015

(The Charlotte Observer)

State Rep. Jason Saine, a Lincolnton Republican, spent more than $19,000 on clothes using funds from his campaign account. Short, fat people can't buy off the rack, he says.

Fort Bragg lands new commander

August 11, 2015

(Greensboro News & Record)

Robert Abrams is the new commander of Army Forces Command, which oversees Fort Bragg's 18th Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division.