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budget sales tax plan
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 later. A final vote is scheduled for this afternoon (Wednesday). The House, which requires a longer time to review the bill, is expected to hold its first key vote Thursday and a final vote after midnight Friday morning.

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 ...

Aldona Wos (left) speaks during the announcement that she will step down as secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human services, as Rick Brajer (middle) and Gov. Pat McCrory (right) look on. Brajer will replace Wos as secretary of the department. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

Wos resigns, new DHHS director named

August 6, 2015, No comments

Rick Brajer, a biotech executive, will the next person to head the department after Wos announced her resignation on Wednesday in Raleigh.


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. B ...

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: Crunch time on Jones Street
    April 29, 2015, No comments

    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 regula ...