The first debate of the NC Republican U.S. Senate primary featured little in the way of actual debate — top polling candidates Rev. Mark Harris, Dr. Greg Brannon, Heather Grant, and N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis largely agreed on the issues… More
A new study out of the National Institute on Money in State Politics illuminates Gov. Pat McCrory’s financial ties to his former employer of 28 years, Duke Energy… More
Gov. Pat McCrory proposed legislation last week that he said would strengthen the state’s ability to regulate coal ash and result in the “conversion or closure” of all 33 of Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds statewide.
However, the bill gives Duke Energy broad discretion over what exactly closing the ponds would entail, and has drawn criticism from both environmental groups and Republican state legislators for being too easy on the utility…
According to the annual AFL-CIO salary survey, chief executives in North Carolina made an average salary of $4.2 million in 2013 — 108 times the average worker income of $38,894 in the state.
When compared to minimum wage workers who make $7.25 per hour in North Carolina, the disparity jumps to a 277:1 ratio… More
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A Guilford County judge issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday halting a new law that requires school districts to offer four-year contracts and … More
A state legislative committee is scheduled to discuss legislation Wednesday afternoon that would regulate the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or … More
A group of clergy members, including NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber, released an open letter Saturday on behalf of the Forward Together … More
NC House Speaker Thom Tillis will participate in a WRAL News US Senate debate after all. The Republican initially declined an invitation by WRAL to … More
North Carolina currently leads the nation in televised political ads, and it's mostly because of one race. According to an April 9 story on … More
Pam Lilley, a school library media specialist in Cornelius, NC, created a blog last summer to document the mass exodus of North Carolina teachers … More