Unlike a certain marsupial on New Years Eve, the North Carolina Senate's budget proposal is scheduled to drop today, with reviews by appropriation subcommittees scheduled for this afternoon and a final vote likely by week’s end.
In early 2015, Carolina Public Press began publishing a "Document of the Day" to share key public records. The entries are selected because of their potential import. Some have appeared in our news stories, while others were stand-alone off ...
A busy Monday ahead in Raleigh, with Senate leaders scheduling at least one of the override votes and a vote on legislation allowing for a room tax increase for Buncombe County both scheduled today.
For poor children living in Western North Carolina, it is better to live in Jackson, Yancey or Watauga counties than it is to live in Buncombe County, according to a recent study.
Legislation aimed at aiding Duke Energy’s recently announced transition of its Asheville plant from coal to a combination of natural gas and solar appears to be on a fast track at the N.C. General Assembly.
New revenue projections released last week marked a considerable turnaround from a February estimate that the state could end the fiscal year with a $271 million deficit. Now, the surplus is large enough that it could trigger the next round ...
North Carolina's governor has been a prolific traveler to points around the state and the nation, according to newly published documents, which cover junkets that include eight visits to Western North Carolina.
With the frenzy of last week’s crossover rush behind them, North Carolina legislators return to Raleigh this week to begin part two of the job: crunching new revenue numbers and hammering out a state budget. Also inside: A look at what bi ...
The U.S. Forest Service held a meeting last week that brought together three forest collaborative planning groups. "There was a hunger to move past the contentiousness and frustration...," a Forest Service spokesman said.
If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.