News Reports (Page 3)

  • Senators pepper Cooper with questions about GenX funding request

    RALEIGH — State senators are asking Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration to answer more than 20 questions in the next five days, as they consider his request for an extra $2.58 million to deal with concerns about a chemical discharge in the Cape Fear River. The seven Republican senators submitted the…

  • DHHS Medicaid proposal goes to skeptical legislature

    The state Department of Health and Human Services proposes to expand Medicaid and restructure the state’s controversial mental health provider networks, Secretary Mandy Cohen said Tuesday. Cohen spent several months on a “listening tour” getting information from medical providers, patients, and other members of the public.

  • Governor asks court to declare parts of state budget unconstitutional

    The battle between the Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper intensified Tuesday. Cooper filed a new brief asking the state Supreme Court to overrule several portions of the budget passed in June over his veto, saying the budget provisions violated separation of powers. The filing in Cooper v. Berger…

  • Court filing seeks relief for stymied county elections boards

    RALEIGH — County elections boards with only two members would be allowed to take actions during this municipal election season, under a proposal filed today with the N.C. Supreme Court. That proposal would end a roadblock created by the ongoing legal dispute involving the state elections…

  • Treasurer’s department veterans overseeing retirement investments

    RALEIGH — Two longtime employees of the N.C. Department of State Treasurer are overseeing government retirees’ investment funds. Jeff Smith and Christopher Morris have been appointed interim directors of the treasurer’s Investment Management Division. State Treasurer Dale Folwell made the announcement during the latest installment of his monthly “Ask Me…

  • MLS stadium plans for Charlotte, Raleigh about to flop?

    Soccer promoters in North Carolina’s two biggest cities have pursued public and private financing in their bids to build stadiums and attract major league clubs, but questions in Raleigh over a proposed stadium built on public land and hits to Charlotte’s public funding plan threaten to draw the…

  • Redistricting committee gets (mostly) unfriendly reception at hearing

    All but one of the 29 speakers at Friday’s public hearing of a joint legislative redistricting committee encouraged and admonished Republican lawmakers to dramatically alter the way North Carolina’s electoral districts are drawn. They used quotes from the Bible, state constitution, and Pledge of Allegiance to get their…

  • UNC gets lessons in controversy

    Free speech zones will soon vanish from University of North Carolina campuses. This year, lawmakers passed a controversial law protecting campus speech. Now it’s up to the UNC Board of Governors to move things forward. What happened On July 31, House Bill 527,…