- NC legislators want Medicaid reform before expansion Updated: Jul-04-15 12:04 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Despite a key win in the Supreme Court and pressure from liberal activists, North Carolina's legislative leaders said this past week that they have no plans to expand the state's Medicaid rolls through President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law.
- Greensboro council changes approved by NC legislators Updated: Jul-02-15 5:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly approved a reconfigured City Council for Greensboro on Thursday in the latest effort by GOP lawmakers in charge of the legislature to alter or rein in powers of local governments.
- N. Carolina lawmakers take week off despite no final budget Updated: Jul-02-15 4:17 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly went home Thursday to begin a July 4 weekend followed by a weeklong break despite a chasm between House and Senate proposals on the already overdue state budget.
- Equal protection protests lead to arrests at NC legislature Updated: Jul-01-15 7:13 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - More demonstrators at the North Carolina Legislative Building were arrested Wednesday after advocating equal protections for gays, immigrants and the uninsured in the wake of last week's Supreme Court rulings.
- Higher penalties for NC carnival ride accidents approved Updated: Jul-01-15 5:34 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Maximum fines for carnival ride accidents in North Carolina would rise exponentially in legislation that's now passed both chambers in one version or another.
- Rules on app-based car services in NC brokered in Senate Updated: Jul-01-15 2:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An agreement setting minimum standards for smartphone-based car services operating in North Carolina has been brokered between the emerging industry and state senators.
- NC autism coverage mandate heading to House floor Updated: Jun-30-15 4:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An effort to require North Carolina-regulated health insurance plans to cover autism diagnosis and treatment has cleared what appears to be one of its final hurdles with a House panel's passage.
- Senate, McCrory OK state government funds until budget done Updated: Jun-30-15 3:16 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A stop-gap spending measure to keep North Carolina state government operating for the next six weeks won final approval and was signed into law Tuesday, one day before the start of the new budget year.
- Packaging requirements for e-cigarette liquid in NC approved Updated: Jun-25-15 6:31 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators have agreed to put more regulations on the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, particularly child-resistant packaging on containers of nicotine-laced liquid from which its vapors are inhaled.
- Lifting Sunday hunting ban on guns gets final legislative OK Updated: Jun-24-15 4:40 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's long-standing ban on hunting with firearms on Sundays now only needs Gov. Pat McCrory's signature for it to end after legislation received final General Assembly approval Wednesday.
- Charlotte working on city ID card despite state opposition Updated: Jun-22-15 6:56 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Charlotte officials are going ahead with plans to develop a city identification card, despite legislation in the North Carolina House that would make such cards useless.
- N. Carolina gay-marriage law may mean long courthouse waits Updated: Jun-11-15 5:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Under a law that took effect Thursday in North Carolina, employees who issue marriage licenses can refuse to complete paperwork for gay couples by invoking their religious beliefs - a move that could mean longer waits at courthouses for all those who want to wed, especially in rural counties with small staffs.
- NC House Republicans stick to same Medicaid overhaul plan Updated: Jun-10-15 8:15 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - House Republican leaders are sticking to their previous model for overhauling Medicaid, moving legislation through a committee Wednesday that places the responsibility of cost controls in the hands of doctor and hospital networks.
- NC Senate bids $2B corporate, personal tax cuts over 5 years Updated: Jun-10-15 7:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Leaders in the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday floated a new round of corporate and personal tax cuts, unveiling a plan that reduces state revenues by a further $2 billion over five years.
- NC Rep. Glazier to resign, will become center's director Updated: Jun-10-15 2:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A veteran North Carolina House member is stepping down at the close of this year's work session to become head of an advocacy group for the poor.
- John Moritz named North Carolina Legislative relief staffer Updated: Jun-10-15 2:27 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - John Moritz has been hired by The Associated Press to help cover state news, including the continuing 2015 North Carolina legislative session.
- NC gun rights bill sent back to committee ahead of vote Updated: Jun-08-15 8:37 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A bill that would repeal North Carolina's pistol-permit application system has been sent back to a legislative committee amid mounting opposition to the measure from county sheriffs who currently approve or deny handgun purchases.
- McCrory announces by email he has signed abortion bill Updated: Jun-05-15 7:37 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory says he has signed legislation that makes North Carolina one of several states with 72-hour waiting periods for an abortion.