RALEIGH — Chances that a budget standoff between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will be resolved soon appear small enough that GOP legislators are looking to spend more funds to keep state government humming, then possibly go home. Negotiations between Cooper and GOP lawmakers on a compromise have gone nowhere since June 28, when Cooper vetoed the two-year budget bill drawn up by Republicans. The focus of negotiations has been on whether the state should expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands more low-income adults, which Cooper and his allies want.
AUSTIN, Texas A U.S. judge granted a nationwide injunction sought by a group of 13 states led by Texas seeking to block Obama administration guidance that transgender public school students must be allowed to […]
RALEIGH The North Carolina General Assembly assumed a routine quality this week as lawmakers bounced between committee meetings and floor votes, but was highlighted by passage of a bill to restore party labels to […]
RALEIGH On Tuesday a federal court ordered the N.C. General Assembly to re-draw its state district maps by March to replace ones ruled unconstitutional and a product of racial gerrymandering by the same three-judge […]