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Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, speaks Thursday night during the debate on new riparian buffer rules at the N.C. General Assembly. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
September 21, 2015, No comments

On Monday, the Senate Finance Committee takes up 10 bills, including a $2.8 billion bond package that would go before voters next year. Tuesday, both the House and Senate are expected to review extensive revisions to the state Medicaid program. And that’s not all.

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New NC sales tax plan would boost 13 WNC counties

September 16, 2015, No comments

A final House and Senate conference report reached the Senate floor on Tuesday morning and was adopted, 33-16 along party lines, roughly eight hours l ...

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New date announced for Newsmakers: Who Owns WNC’s Water

September 11, 2015, No comments

NEW DATE || Carolina Public Press will hold its next Newsmakers event, a nonpartisan conversation series on top Western North Carolina interests and i ...

Asheville Meter Services worker Shane Moore tests the accuracy of a meter at a hotel in Woodfin last Wednesday. According to the city of Asheville, the Capital Improvement Fee generates about $6.5 million every year. The fee is dedicated to maintaining the region's largest water system. Mike Belleme/Carolina Public Press

Who Owns WNC’s Water? Diving into the murky future of the region’s water systems

August 26, 2015, No comments

With changes to and debates around the ownership of some water systems in Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press is undertaking an in-depth and ...

  • Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, and Rep. Josh Jordan, R-Ashe, appear together at a House committee hearing in Raleigh on Wednesday, the same day House and Senate leaders announced that they had reached a compromise state spending target. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
    House, Senate agree on $21.74 billion spending target
    August 19, 2015, No comments

    The figure represents a compromise between earlier spending proposals set by the two chambers and Gov. Pat McCrory. Overall, the figure also increased spending by 3.1 percent, more than the governor and the Senate proposed and almost two pe ...

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    Little budging on the NC budget, House pitches bonds
    August 4, 2015, No comments

    Holding up negotiations over an agreement on this session’s two-year budget are key policy changes on Medicaid and education pushed by the Senate. But the main hiccup for budget conferees, so far, has proven to be on the revenue side of t ...