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Click on the image to go to the location of the current state House budget proposal.
May 18, 2015, No comments

Right now, the state budget is in eight parts and still lacks a few key details, including the full salary schedule for teachers and state employees and the amount, if any, of any retirement cost-of-living increases or changes to the state health plan.

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

Raleigh Report: Act 2 of the NC legislature set to begin

May 4, 2015, No comments

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: crun ...

Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, listens during a recent meeting of the House Environment Committee. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Disagreements simmer between governor, legislature

March 23, 2015, No comments

While tensions rise between the governor and state legislators, bills regarding NC vaccination exemptions and school calendars for systems throughout ...

New mental health facility

New mental health center aims to serve 11 WNC counties

March 9, 2015, No comments

State health officials have awarded a nearly $2 million grant to open a 24-hour urgent care and crisis facility for mental health and addiction treatm ...

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    McHenry, Meadows, Foxx vote to repeal Obamacare
    February 5, 2015, No comments

    With less than two weeks remaining in the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, House members from Western North Carolina voted to fully repeal the legislation which has provided coverage options for more than 9.9 million Amer ...