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February 16, 2015, Comments Off

As of Monday morning, there is no word yet if the legislative session and the next round of state budget discussions will be delayed due to inclement weather. Still, the deluge of numbers seen in Raleigh last week is expected to continue, possibly through June.

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Appropriations committees launch state budget talks

February 9, 2015, Comments Off

As committees begin working on the state spending plan, WNC legislators file bills, debate redistricting and we see a former state representative from ...

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12 months of disclosures: What Carolina Public Press revealed in 2014

December 18, 2014, Comments Off

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press' investigative rep ...

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NC’s political watchdogs: The State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses

September 17, 2014, 1 Comment

The little-known state office is tasked with maintaining good government in North Carolina. A CPP investigation of the commission's first seven years ...

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    NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon
    August 12, 2014, 2 Comments

    State officials told Carolina Public Press this week that, with the passage of the new state budget, they’ll be able to start work testing rock samples from seven WNC counties as soon as September. Plus: CPP wants to know what this story ...

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    NC has a final budget proposal. What does it mean for WNC?
    July 31, 2014, Comments Off

    With the North Carolina budget released close to midnight on Wednesday, more details are now known about the direction state lawmakers want to take spending -- including how teacher pay and Medicaid will fare in the coming year.

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: NC House, Senate agree on budget ‘framework’
    July 28, 2014, Comments Off

    State budget negotiators worked through the weekend following Saturday's announcement of a breakthrough that could bring the 2014 short legislative session to an end. The framework contains news details on teacher raises and cuts to Medicai ...