News Reports (Page 6)

  • Bill to loosen rules on distilleries takes another step forward

    Senate Bill 155 has taken another step forward and now heads to the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate Committee on Commerce and Insurance approved it Thursday. Committee members spent about 30 minutes debating two proposed amendments, concerning auctioning off antique spirits and a move to ensure local distilleries get…

  • House Bill 2 repeal passes after impassioned House debate

    UPDATE, 1:35 p.m. After more than 90 minutes of debate, including rejected motions to delay the vote until Tuesday and to adjourn the session, the House passed the measure, 70-48. Forty Republicans and 30 Democrats supported the bill. Thirty-three Republicans and 15 Democrats voted no. UPDATE, 11:42 a.m. The Senate…

  • Cohen pacifies senators, wins unanimous confirmation vote

    State Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Dr. Mandy Cohen has a sterling pedigree with Ivy League credentials and a previous job at the highest level of federal health care. She also has past links to a checkered VA Administration, the disastrous Obamacare website rollout, and…

  • Millis calls for Secretary of State Marshall’s resignation

    State Rep. Chris Millis, R-Pender, on Tuesday called for Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall to resign, claiming she may have commissioned more than 320 people who were not lawful residents of the United States to serve as notary publics in North Carolina. “In my letter I made it clear that if…

  • H.B. 2: Deal or no deal?

    Early evening recriminations and allegations of bad faith to resolve the lingering House Bill 2 saga flared up Tuesday between General Assembly Republican leadership and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, hastily called a 6:15 p.m. press…

  • Certificate of need may be on the chopping block, again

    Sen. Ralph Hise doesn’t take no for an answer. The Mitchell County Republican was close last year but unsuccessful pushing a bill to eliminate the state’s archaic certificate-of-need system, which limits competition in health care through tight restrictions. He vowed to take another…