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 bills impacting Western North Carolina met the crossover deadline.
As the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians faces a growing controversy over how top officials are paid, records obtained by tribal members show how the m ...
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 ...
If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.
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.
Prompted by Carolina Public Press's recent investigation into closed sessions, Jackson County commissioners will now regularly review closed minutes for potential release. Meanwhile, the board released a detailed account of one of last year ...
Carolina Public Press's Newsmakers forum in Sylva on March 20 drew dozens of people to the nonpartisan event, which focused on open government challenges and success across the region and state.
A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.
Carolina Public Press's ongoing investigation of closed sessions in 2014 will keep gathering and posting the unsealed records of those meetings here.