Tag:short session

  • Bills Would End I-77 HOT Lanes Project

    Two bills have been filed — one by a Democrat, the other by Republicans — that would terminate the Interstate 77 toll agreement in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. Mecklenburg County Democratic Rep. Tricia Cotham, who is a candidate for the 12th Congressional District, filed one of the bills. The Republican…

  • Reforming N.C.’s Teacher Compensation System

    Terry Stoops on teacher pay ideas from Gov. McCrory & Lt. Gov. Forest; Fred Barnes on N.C.'s Senate race; Dan Forest on teacher pay endowment; Jim Clarkson on impact of electric utility regulation on consumers; Rick Henderson on N.C.'s Supreme Court race…

  • Key Issues Emerge For Legislative Short Session

    Becki Gray on legislative short session; legislators debate targeted tax incentives; Dale Folwell on I.D. requirement for unemployment benefits; Mike Hager on energy-related legislative plan; Ardis Watkins on SEANC hiring of pension plan investigator…

  • Easley Has Plans for New Money

    RALEIGH — Education budget writers will have new money to spend when the General Assembly opens its short session May 9. Increased tax revenue — and the first fruits of the state’s new education lottery — would appear to give lawmakers breathing room in revising the second year of the…