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  • Chuck McGrady, Ruth Samuelson. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: Behind-the-scenes budget, coal ash talks underway
    July 7, 2014, Comments Off

    This week, budget conferees take up teacher pay and the fate of more than 7,000 teaching assistants who would lose their jobs to cover the cost of a larger pay raise in the Senate plan. The House plans to meet in skeleton sessions all week, ...

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: Waiting for a NC budget deal
    June 30, 2014, Comments Off

    Guessing when an state budget agreement between state House and Senate legislators could happen got more difficult last week as both sides seemed to harden their positions. Meanwhile, a comprehensive coal ash bill moves forward.

  • Jordan Soucek featured
    Last year, it was Asheville. This year, it’s Boone.
    June 27, 2014, Comments Off

    For the second year in a row, state legislators have removed the planning and zoning authority of a mountain town over its adjacent properties. The move highlights legislators' concern with property rights, but critics say eliminating thes ...

  • U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) represents the 10th District.
    McHenry rising ranks of national GOP leadership
    June 27, 2014, Comments Off

    U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry will assume an elevated role in the circle of Republican leadership, as it was announced Thursday he has been selected to serve as chief deputy whip of the House GOP Conference.