Tag:Dan Blue

  • House approves bill to bolster rainy day fund

      RALEIGH — The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill aimed at beefing up the state’s rainy day fund. “It takes North Carolina from frankly one of the weaker savings regiments of any state to what the Pew Center believes will be one of the…

  • Lawmakers return to Raleigh, immediately get to work

    Lawmakers began filing bills, assigned committee members, and remembered a former state representative as the N.C. General Assembly returned to the state capital after a two-week break. Democratic leaders laid out an agenda they hope the Republican majority might consider. Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake, and Rep. Darren…

  • Senators of both parties back Cabinet confirmations

    Senators from both parties Wednesday cited the state Constitution and precedent in defending a law passed in December reducing the governor’s number of political appointees and requiring confirmation of his Cabinet members. Gov. Roy Cooper added challenges to those provisions to an existing lawsuit he filed against another bill…

  • Collegiality rules on first day of legislative session

    Bipartisanship ruled the day as lawmakers returned Wednesday to begin the 2017 long session of the General Assembly. The collegiality on opening day marked a stark contrast with the final days of special legislative sessions held in December, when the GOP-controlled General Assembly whittled away at some of the…

  • A Burr in Edwards’ saddle

    The news that Richard Burr may run for U.S. Senate in 2004 has broad implications for North Carolina politics, affecting John Edwards’ presidential run, the gubernatorial primaries, and the future of Erskine Bowles and Dan Blue.