Archive: McCrory Administration

  • Major Regulatory Reform Caps Legislative Session

    RALEIGH — Lawmakers wrapped up the 2013 legislative session with a bill embracing broad regulatory reform. The 68-page bill crossed into several functions of state government and reached into the powers of local governments. The bill sought to rein in regulations and requirements that some local governments put on businesses,…

  • McCrory Touts Successes, Expresses Concerns at Session’s End

    RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory said Friday he planned to sign into law two contentious bills that cleared the General Assembly during the waning hours of the 2013 session — a voter ID/election reform measure, and legislation expanding regulations at abortion clinics. He said several other bills on his desk…

  • State Budget Awaits Governor’s Signature

    RALEIGH — The $20.6 billion General Fund budget is on its way to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk. The budget, which included $10 million for eugenics compensation, eliminated teacher tenure, and added $1.5 billion to help meet anticipated Medicaid expenses, brought sharp debate on both chambers on Wednesday.

  • Commerce Overhaul Draws Scrutiny of Senate, Transparency Advocates

    RALEIGH — While the McCrory administration is hailing an overhaul of the way North Carolina recruits business, open government advocates worry that the new North Carolina Economic Development Partnership may perpetuate the state’s system of closed-door dealings and secret incentives. The General Assembly has put the brakes on the changes…

  • UPDATE: Unemployment Debt Is A State Responsibility

    RALEIGH — Recent media reports have floated the notion that the state’s business community is responsible for retiring $2.5 billion in debt to the federal government for underfunded unemployment benefits. But according to state government's annual financial report, there is no dispute about the identity of the borrower. "In February…

  • McCrory Says Tax Reform Is ‘Very Close’

    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory sounded an optimistic note while discussing tax reform during a Monday press conference marking his first six months in office. McCrory, a Republican, discussed a number of issues during the session with reporters.

  • McCrory: Commerce Revamp Will Aid Business Recruitment

    RALEIGH — Administration officials hope the move would free up efforts to recruit businesses while providing rewards for the individuals who bring jobs to the state, not just tax breaks and cash incentives to the businesses themselves. Senate Bill 127, allowing the Department of Commerce to contract with a nonprofit…