Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson recaps recent N.C. beer law developments
Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses recent developments in North Carolina’s laws regarding distribution of craft beer.
House unveils new NC budget. Here’s what’s inside:
On Wednesday, North Carolina House leaders unveiled their proposed state budget. Governor Cooper will be under pressure to sign the state legislature's budget because its passage is tied to Medicaid expansion, a bill he signed last week. The House's budget will cost $27.9 billion, a 10.5 percent increase from the previous budget and a number agreed upon in advance between the House and Senate.
SBI director testifies on intimidation tactics from governor’s senior staff
In revealing, sometimes emotional, testimony before the N.C. House Oversight and Reform Committee, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Director Bob Schurmeier described a culture of political strong-arming from the senior staff of Gov. Roy Cooper; interfering with his ability to manage direct reports, efforts to intimidate him with threats, and calling for his resignation.
New bill aims to help North Carolina workers afford housing
"We have a workforce housing crisis in North Carolina," Sen. Paul Newton, R-Cabarrus, said. "Firefighters, teachers, and nurses across our state can't afford to buy a home. As a result, many North Carolinians are missing out on the American Dream and the opportunity to build generational wealth."
Cooper allows anti-rioting and hotel safety bills to become law
Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, has allowed two bills, H.B. 40, Anti-Rioting, and S.B. 53, Hotel Safety, to become law without his signature.