Under the Dome Blog
Posted by David Ranii on August 21, 2014
The state Senate has passed a bill that ensures the state Division of Employment Security wont run afoul of federal regulations due to circumstances beyond its control.
The Senates approval of the bill by a unanimous vote Wednesday evening was the final step necessary before sending it to the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory, who is expected to sign it into law.
The law would prohibit Employment Security from making hearing notices of contested unemployment cases available to employment law attorneys who pay a monthly fee.
Posted by John Frank on August 20, 2014
UPDATED: The N.C. House adjourned for the year at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday and the Senate is expected to finish this evening, bringing to an end a protracted legislative session marked by acrimony, the glare of the U.S. Senate race and Republican infighting.
Posted by David Bracken on August 20, 2014
Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed NC Appeals Court Judge R.N. "Bob" Hunter to fill the state Supreme Court seat of Mark Martin, who was named Chief Justice earlier this week. Hunter's appointment means that five of the seven seats on the Supreme Court will soon be held by Republicans.
Posted by John Murawski on August 19, 2014
A legislative plan to clean up Duke Energy’s coal ash pits could be approved Wednesday.
Posted by Renee Schoof on August 19, 2014
North Carolina’s hotly contested Senate race has tightened slightly from a month ago, according to a new state poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on Tuesday. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan remains in the lead with 42 percent to 38 percent for Republican challenger Thom Tillis.