Gov. Pat McCrory on Friday said he would sign the budget that the legislature has tentatively approved, explaining that it met his demands under the threat of a veto. He also said he will take initial steps to eventually close all the coal ash ponds...
A measure to impose tougher regulations on coal ash disposal, one of the top Republican legislative priorities this session, hit a wall in the early morning hours Friday when House and Senate leaders couldnt agree on a compromise bill.
The price tag on the teacher raise in the NC General Assembly budget is $282 million. It comes from cuts to health and welfare programs and other state spending, covering ongoing expenses on a short-term basis with one-time funding, and shifting ...