Under the Dome Blog
Posted by John Frank on July 28, 2014
House and Senate leaders announced Saturday they struck a budget deal. The question now: What will Gov. Pat McCrory do?
Weeks ago, in issuing his first veto threat on this year’s budget bill, McCrory said he supported the House’s plan for an average 6 percent pay hike for teachers but wouldn’t go any further.
McCrory reiterated the threat Friday in an interview with WUNC: “If the budget doesn’t address my issues and concerns, I’ll definitely consider vetoing the budget like I would consider vetoing any other bill,” McCrory said.
Posted by Katy Canada on July 27, 2014
Former NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by President Barack Obama.
Posted by John Frank on July 25, 2014
Like the warm blanket of a humid day, a malaise has settled on the statehouse as lawmakers, lobbyists, staffers and reporters alike await word on a budget deal – the ticket to the end of the prolonged legislative session.
Posted by Franco Ordonez on July 24, 2014
U.S. Rep. David Price was awarded the 2013 Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf Award on Wednesday. The annual U.S. Coast Guard award recognizes one congressional leader for exceptional support of the Coast Guard and maritime safety and security.
Posted by Katy Canada on July 24, 2014
Gov. Pat McCrory’s attempt to placate pro-choice activists a year ago was remembered on Thursday by activists who tried to give him a box of broken cookies – to symbolize what they called his broken promise not to support restrictions on abortion.
Posted by Craig Jarvis on July 24, 2014
The winning candidate in the Republican primary for Senate District 22 will be replaced by the runner-up, who managed to get the winner disqualified because he didn’t live in the district, which covers parts of Durham, Person and Caswell counties.