News Reports (Page 8)

  • Salamido: N.C. Chamber forming litigation division to protect commercial interests

    In 2011, Gary Salamido joined the North Carolina Chamber, a nonpartisan business advocacy organization, as vice president of governmental affairs. Salamido heads the chamber’s lobbying efforts at the North Carolina General Assembly, representing the interests of 35,000 businesses that employ 1.26 million workers across the state.   Before joining the Chamber, Salamido spent 19 years with GlaxoSmithKline, the final decade as GSK’s director of state…

  • Auditor urges more oversight in offices of Superior Court

    A risk of fraud or embezzlement continues in the offices of Superior Court clerks of court, yet many clerks refuse to correct serious problems, State Auditor Beth Wood says. “I will tell you, it’s a little tiresome spending taxpayer dollars writing the same report over, and over…

  • Seventh Cooper veto targets ‘game nights’ bill

    RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers will have at least two vetoes to consider when they return to Raleigh. Gov. Roy Cooper used his veto stamp for the seventh time to reject House Bill 511, a proposal to allow nonprofit groups to hold so-called “game nights.” “I am not opposed…

  • Folwell will push pension solvency plan with Senate leaders

    State Treasurer Dale Folwell hopes the General Assembly will build on its recent boost in the state’s Rainy Day Fund with a plan to make state pensions and health benefits more solvent. House Bill 651 would reduce tens of billions of dollars in long-term debt by…

  • Mercatus: N.C. No. 15 nationally in fiscal health

    A new report ranking states’ fiscal health puts North Carolina 15th nationally, highlighting the Tar Heel State’s strong revenue and solid pension funding. The report, published July 11 by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, measured changes in the state’s financial stability from 2013 to 2015. The state moved up six slots, from 21st…