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Background Checks For Welfare Passes State House

Posted: 04/11/2013 - The bill that passed 106-6 Thursday requires all social services employees to perform background checks to bar applicants and recipients with outstanding warrants or other active violations from welfare and food stamp programs.

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State House Republicans File Major Immigration Bill

Updated: 04/12/2013 - House Republicans have filed legislation that would grant driving privileges to immigrants living in the country without documentation while adding new enforcement measures.

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Berger Nixes UNC Campus Closings In Senate Budget

Posted: 04/10/2013 - The top leader of the North Carolina Senate says he doesn't envision his chamber's state budget proposal will direct any closings of the University of North Carolina system's 17 campuses.

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State Senate Okays 75 MPH Speed Limit Proposal

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Legislation that allows transportation officials to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 miles per hour shows no signs of slowing down, at least in the Senate.

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Religious Leaders Oppose Racial Justice Act Repeal

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Religious leaders of several faiths are opposing the repeal of a North Carolina law allowing death row inmates to have their sentences reduced to life in prison if they can prove racial prejudice played a part in their trials.

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Tainted Fish From 2 NC Lakes

Posted: 04/10/2013 - North Carolina officials are warning people to limit how much fish they eat from Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake because of contaminant levels.

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Lawmakers: Don't Try Banning Big Gulps In NC

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Three state House Republicans filed a bill Tuesday that attempts to make clear North Carolina local governments can't pass ordinances to prohibit soft drink sales above a particular size.

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Bill Requires Welfare, Food Stamp Drug Checks

Updated: 04/09/2013 - Some North Carolina legislators want social service workers to perform criminal checks on welfare and food stamp requests to ensure law-abiding people get federal benefits first.

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Democrats Call On McCrory To Challenge Voter Bills

Posted: 04/08/2013 - North Carolina Democrats on Monday called for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to stand up to what they consider radical GOP lawmakers pushing a series of bills designed to restrict turnout among certain blocs of voters.

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Obama Seeks Deal, Proposes Cuts To Social Security

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Seeking an elusive middle ground, President Barack Obama is proposing a 2014 budget that embraces tax increases abhorred by Republicans as well as reductions, loathed by liberals, in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs.

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McCrory D.O.T. Appointee Raised $106,000 For Campaign

Updated: 04/05/2013 - McCrory spent his unsuccessful 2008 campaign for governor criticizing the appearance that appointments to state boards and commissions are earned through fundraising efforts.

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House Leaders Unveil Voter ID Bill

Updated: 04/04/2013 - The House Elections Committee hosted Ion Sancho, the elections supervisor in Florida's Leon County, and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, during its regular meeting Wednesday.

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Sponsor Of North Carolina Religion Resolution Apologizes

Updated: 04/05/2013 - One of the North Carolina legislators who sponsored a resolution declaring the state can make its own laws about religion without involvement from the federal government and courts is apologizing for any embarrassment to his community and state.

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McCrory Offers Plan To Privatize Medicaid Risk

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory's administration wants to privatize North Carolina's $13 billion Medicaid program to hold down the spiraling costs of delivering health care for the elderly and disabled.

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