Under the Dome Blog
Posted on December 4, 2013
The NC Insider reports that ABC Commission Chairman Jim Gardner has been meeting with legislative leaders to urge them to dedicate a small portion of taxes collected on alcohol sales to go toward a new initiative to reduce underage drinking.
Gardner, in an interview Tuesday with the Insider, said the program would be modeled on one in Utah credited with reducing underage drinking in that state.
The initiative focuses on raising awareness among parents about the dangers of underage drinking, falling in line with research showing that parental disapproval trumps peer pressure.
Posted by David Bracken on December 4, 2013
The North Carolina pension fund reported a 4.89 percent gain on investments in the third quarter in large part because of the performance of its stock portfolio.
Posted by David Ranii on December 4, 2013
Gov. Pat McCrory is finally close to naming the members of an independent board that will review appeals of decisions on unemployment benefits made by the state Division of Employment Security.
Posted by John Murawski on December 4, 2013
N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory has begun working with a coalition of governors from coastal states to press the Obama Administration to allow exploration of offshore energy resources, particularly oil and natural gas.
Posted by John Frank on December 4, 2013
If it seems like an election year when you watch TV these days, don’t worry, you’re not hallucinating. A recent analysis of spending on political advertising about the federal health care law finds more money is being spent in Charlotte than anywhere else in the nation.