News Reports (Page 8)

  • Cooper picks two more for state Transportation Board

    Gov. Roy Cooper went to opposite ends of the state to select two nominees to serve on the North Carolina Department of Transportation Board. William “Billy” Clarke of Buncombe County, and Douglas “Allen” Moran of Dare County were announced Monday afternoon as Cooper’s latest two picks.

  • Conservative state lawmakers zing Obamacare replacement plan

    Saying the American Health Care Act “has problematic provisions [including] infringements on state sovereignty,” nine Republican members of the General Assembly have urged GOP congressional leaders to make big changes in the Obamacare replacement plan being circulated in Washington. The letter, signed by more than 160 state lawmakers as of…

  • Cooper’s first veto targets partisan judicial elections

    RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s first veto would block a bill to restore party labels to N.C. judicial elections. Cooper’s office announced the veto of House Bill 100 Thursday afternoon. The governor announced the veto with a prepared statement. “North Carolina wants its judges to be fair and impartial,…

  • Fans of free markets give Senate tax plan high marks

    Senate leaders are proposing a $1 billion middle class tax reduction plan that would lower personal and corporate income taxes, increase mortgage interest deductions, and allow for unlimited medical and charitable tax deductions. “Under this plan, 99 percent of all individual…

  • School-choice advocate Allison named to UNC Board of Governors

    RALEIGH — The University of North Carolina’s governing board has a new member, and for once, no one is protesting. Darrell Allison, founder and president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, was elected unanimously Thursday to replace former UNC Board of Governors member John Fennebresque.

  • Hall named to head Achievement School District

    Eric Hall, superintendent of the North Carolina Achievement School District. (Photo courtesy of Communities in Schools in North Carolina) After months of searching, the North Carolina State Board of Education has hired a superintendent to help fix five of the state’s lowest-performing schools. The…

  • Redistricting forum pushes need to inform public of ‘problem’

    North Carolina’s legislative and congressional districts are ensnared in several court fights, and a conference sponsored by Common Cause examined a host of issues surrounding those battles. But the conference, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy in early March, focused on raising public awareness of…