Tag:Harry Brown

  • Hall a no-show as battle over Senate confirmations continues

    An empty chair was pulled up to a scuffed table, upon which rested a tablet, a pencil, and a name card for “Larry Hall.” A room full of senators, media, and visitors encircled the table to await Hall’s arrival Wednesday as the first of Gov. Roy Cooper’s cabinet appointees to…

  • 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…

  • Senate Finally Passes Lottery

    RALEIGH - The state Senate barely passed a measure that will institute a lottery in North Carolina after many years of holding out, while neighboring states had gradually adopted their own games. The majority of Democrats who wanted it were only able to win approval because two Republicans opposed to…