ByGary D. Robertson / Associated Press•Mar 4, 2020
RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest earned dominating primary gubernatorial victories. But a blowout is unlikely in their fall election clash, especially if Donald Trump performs in presidential battleground North Carolina much how he did four years ago.
ByGary D. Robertson / Associated Press•Feb 26, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina's Democratic governor will have to defend his seat against the highest ranking Republican official elected statewide in this fall's general election if each wins his respective party primary next week.
RALEIGH — Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest was well ahead of his primary rival for North Carolina governor when it comes to fundraising as 2020 began. But Democratic incumbent Roy Cooper lapped them both taking in money.
ByGary D. Robertson / Associated Press•Jan 30, 2020
RALEIGH -- North Carolina state government coffers are more flush than in recent memory as 2020 begins as tax collections again are beating projections and hundreds of millions of dollars aren't being spent due to a lengthy budget impasse.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board approved a 2019-20 budget Tuesday that includes teacher raises averaging 3%. The vote came more than halfway through the fiscal year, delayed by the deadlock between the state’s Democratic governor and Republican-led General Assembly.
ByGary D. Robertson / Associated Press•Jan 21, 2020
RALEIGH — A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday upheld the legality of a legislative session Republicans quickly called in December 2016 to push through laws that weakened the power of incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.
RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly returns to Raleigh briefly on Tuesday with a short to-do list, topped by another Republican attempt to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the budget more than six months ago.
ByGary D. Robertson / Associated Press•Nov 20, 2019
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday.
ByGary D. Robertson / Associated Press•Nov 19, 2019
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Medicaid program won’t shift to managed-care benefits as scheduled early next year, the largest casualty to date of the monthslong budget stalemate between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers.
RALEIGH — Skepticism grew Wednesday that a massive change in administering North Carolina Medicaid's program will start as scheduled early next year as a state budget stalemate continues and doctors and hospitals worry whether details are ready.
State officials are proposing electric vehicle tax credits and an expanded network of charging stations on state roads as part of their efforts to reduce carbon emissions — but they’re still not sure how much it will cost or how to fund their plans. The proposals are part of the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council, which met last Friday.