Blog: State News

Jun. 27, 2013 @ 07:44 PM

AP: NC House defeats 75 mph speed limit study

A slowed-down effort to consider raising the maximum speed limit on some North Carolina highways to 75 mph has reached a stop sign at the legislature.

Jun. 27, 2013 @ 07:42 PM

AP: NC House passes abortion education bill 68-42

A bill requiring North Carolina schools to teach that abortions and other activities put women at risk of later premature births passed the state House on Thursday.

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 05:35 PM

AP: NC Senate bill adds divisive new fracking measures

What's often considered an annual environmental housecleaning bill in the North Carolina Legislature drew fierce criticism Tuesday after lawmakers presented a sweeping new version of the bill with provisions governing hydraulic fracturing and air quality.

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 05:33 PM

AP: Detoured 75 mph NC bill revived as study

An effort that was detoured in the House to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 mph may be restarted in the form of a study.

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 05:31 PM

AP: Lender hosts Tillis event days after bill passes

The man who helped direct a $1.8 million political and lobbying effort for consumer finance lenders is co-hosting a fundraiser for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis' fledgling U.S. Senate campaign, less than a week after a bill hiking profits for the industry became state law.

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 05:29 PM

AP: NC senator: Voter ID bill moving ahead with ruling

Voter identification legislation in North Carolina will pick up steam again now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, a key General Assembly leader said Tuesday.

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 02:35 PM

AP: NC tax negotiations delaying budget talks

Negotiations on a tax overhaul plan probably will require the General Assembly to pass a stop-gap spending measure to keep funding North Carolina state government into the new fiscal year.

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 02:33 PM

AP: NC customers get $87 in health insurance rebates

Nearly 200,000 North Carolina customers are getting rebates averaging almost $90 because their health insurance company could not keep overhead costs down.

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 02:32 PM

AP: NC House sends speed limit hike back to committee

A bill opening the door to 75 mph speed limits on some highways in North Carolina was sent back to a House committee Thursday after lawmakers put off a vote over safety concerns.

Jun. 19, 2013 @ 05:58 PM

AP: Study: Arrested protesters are nearly all from NC

A Civitas Institute study of Moral Monday protesters finds that 98 percent of those arrested at the state legislature are from North Carolina.

Jun. 19, 2013 @ 05:54 PM

AP: NC Senate delays vote on energy code rollback

A vote on a bill rolling back energy-efficiency standards for commercial builders has been delayed in the North Carolina Senate.

Jun. 19, 2013 @ 05:51 PM

AP: McCrory praises passage of DOT funding changes

Gov. Pat McCrory is praising legislative leaders because an overhaul of how transportation dollars get spent in North Carolina is heading to his desk.

Jun. 18, 2013 @ 03:57 PM

AP: NC House panel OKs possible 75 mph speed limits

Some North Carolina House members have decided to move Senate legislation ahead that would allow speed limits on some state highways to race up to 75 mph.

Jun. 18, 2013 @ 03:52 PM

AP: NC highway money changes near final passage

Gov. Pat McCrory is just one vote away from receiving from getting the new distribution method he sought for transportation funds across North Carolina.

Jun. 18, 2013 @ 03:50 PM

AP: NC Senate delays final vote on tax overhaul

The North Carolina Senate has delayed a final vote on a tax overhaul plan to discuss changes with House members and Gov. Pat McCrory.