Government

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.

Dennis Wicker's near-death experience

August 10, 2015

(WRAL.com)

Former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker tells an incredible story of surviving a medical emergency

New faces on UNC Board of Governors

August 10, 2015

(WNCT.com)

Seven of the nine new members of the UNC System Board of Governors are from eastern North Carolina.

Charter-school takeover bill developed in private

August 10, 2015

(The Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte state representative develops plan for taking over worst-rated public schools outside of "public radar," months after deadline for submitting new legislation.

State budget delays cause ripple effects on students, schools

August 10, 2015

(The Fayetteville Observer)

Delay in approving state budget leaves question marks for school employees, students.

NC House moves $2.85B bond referendum to 2016

August 7, 2015

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

The N.C. House decided Thursday to move a proposed bond referendum to the 2016 presidential primary election. The chamber had previously wanted voters to consider the $2.85 billion bond proposal in November. The proposal now moves on the the N.C. Senate.

Senate drops controversial proposals to speed up budget talks

August 6, 2015

(News & Observer, Raleigh)

Senate leaders said Wednesday they will remove provisions on Medicaid reform, jobs incentives and sales-tax distribution from budget negotiations. Senate leader Phil Berger said the chamber will introduce separate bills on business incentives and Medicaid reform.