Archive: McCrory Administration

  • NCGOP Calls On Cooper To Enforce Immigration Laws

    RALEIGH – State GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse on Thursday called on Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper to support legislation passed by the General Assembly prohibiting local governments in North Carolina from establishing sanctuary cities that restrict enforcement of immigration laws. Cooper is expected to seek the Democratic nomination for…

  • State To Continue Fight Against Alcoa

    RALEIGH — Even though Alcoa Power Generating Inc. has won two more legal battles against the state of North Carolina dealing with the company’s efforts to relicense its four hydroelectric dams on the Yadkin River, the state plans to continue fighting to gain control of those facilities, says a spokesman…

  • Budget Deal Boosts Starting Teacher Salaries, Gives Others $750 Bonuses

    RALEIGH — The budget provides $750 one-time bonuses for state employees and other teachers, ends transfers from the Highway Fund to the General Fund to pay for the State Highway Patrol, gives troopers and correction officers an additional bump in pay, and provides money affording additional students from lower income families…

  • Governor Signs Bill Barring Local Uber, Lyft Regulations

    RALEIGH – The new law sets minimum liability insurance requirements for ride sharing companies. It also requires the companies to conduct background checks of drivers, specifies that drivers are partners independent contractors rather than employees, and sets parameters letting the companies enter into contracts to service airports in the state.

  • Wos Resignation May Open Door for Medicaid Reform

    RALEIGH — The resignation of state Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos, announced Wednesday, could bring Medicaid reform, a goal of Senate legislative leaders, one step closer. Key senators announced Wednesday afternoon that they would remove Medicaid reform provisions from their budget proposal “in the coming days” to speed…

  • I-77 Lawsuit: Toll Deal Unconstitutional

    RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Pat McCrory has said the tolling project along the Interstate 77 corridor north of Charlotte will go forward, it faces a challenge to its constitutionality, as well as allegations the contractor did not meet full-disclosure requirements.

  • Senate, Governor Spar Over Transportation Bonds

    RALEIGH – Senate leaders on Wednesday eschewed Gov. Pat McCrory’s request for a $1.4 billion bond referendum, offering instead their own plan that would increase spending on highway construction and maintenance. Lee Roberts, McCrory’s budget director, countered the Senate leaders’ assertions, saying that the governor’s plan would not result in…

  • Brown, McCrory At Odds Over Proposed Tax Shift

    RALEIGH — State Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown and Gov. Pat McCrory waged a war of words Tuesday over the Onslow County Republican's proposal to rework the way local sales taxes are allocated. Brown’s plan would shift the distribution of sales tax revenues from the current formula favoring the location…