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April 20, 2015, No comments

The governor is stepping up his effort to get the North Carolina legislature to put the Connect NC program — aimed at boosting road and infrastructure investments — before voters this fall. Inside: a list of Western North Carolina road and infrastructure improvements included in the plan.

An empty hallway at the NC State Legislative Building. File photo, Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Sales tax debate continues as NC lawmakers go on spring break

April 7, 2015, No comments

Lawmakers aren't in Raleigh this week, but headlines are still grabbed by state sales tax proposals and local bills filed by WNC legislators proposing ...

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

Raleigh Report: Updated county-by-county, town sales tax plan analysis pinpoints WNC losses, gains

March 31, 2015, No comments

One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showin ...

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Watauga commissioners release recent closed sessions minutes

March 31, 2015, No comments

In response to a Carolina Public Press records request, the board has disclosed backroom conversations covering real estate negotiations, public recor ...

  • Jackson County closed session 2014
    Jackson commissioners adopt new closed session policy
    March 26, 2015, No comments

    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 ...