Tag:lieutenant governor

  • 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…

  • Forest, Coleman offer contrasting visions at lieutenant governor debate

    Democratic challenger Linda Coleman repeatedly attempted Tuesday night to paint a dismal picture of public education in North Carolina, but Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest countered with a list of Republican spending increases and expanded school choice options that he said put the state on the right track. The candidates…

  • Four Democrats Hope To Knock Off Forest in Lt. Gov. Primary

    Will the North Carolina lieutenant governor’s race in 2016 be a rematch of 2012? That’s what one Democratic primary candidate is hoping. Linda Coleman, whose political experience includes terms as a Wake County commissioner and state representative, lost four years ago to Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest by 6,858 votes…

  • Second-Tier Race Moves Up

    The Republican primary for lieutenant governor has just gotten a lot more interesting -- a statement that until recently might have been an oxymoron.