With the official crossover deadline on Thursday, N.C. legislative committees are kicking into high gear to get a huge gulp of bills heard and to the floor as quickly as possible. Also inside: Bills on renewable energy, environmental regulations and honoring a founder of hospice care in WNC.
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 th ...
The governor is stepping up his effort to get the North Carolina legislature to put the Connect NC program -- aimed at boosting road and infrastructur ...
If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.
Emissions tests for cars and trucks are no longer necessary to protect air quality in more than half the counties where state testing is currently required, according to a study state environmental officials presented to North Carolina legi ...
One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showing the bill’s impact on some North Carolina cities and towns.
In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that would shift the disbursement of millions of dollars in the region.
While tensions rise between the governor and state legislators, bills regarding NC vaccination exemptions and school calendars for systems throughout Western North Carolina are introduced.
Efforts spreading through the state legislature in recent weeks raised a theme that local officials in Buncombe and Watauga counties may know all too well: a legislature-mandated change to the structure of local government.
A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.