The Senate is appointing Sen. Andrew Brock, a Mocksville Republican, to serve on the Board of Review, a full-time role that involves hearing appeals of unemployment benefit claims at the Division of Employment Security.
Non-profits doing much of the work to help the poor recover after Hurricane Matthew will get $810,000 in grants from the N.C. Hurricane Relief Fund, Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday. The money will be used to help rebuild and refurnish homes.
A Republican legislator’s insistence that North Carolina is illegally commissioning some noncitizens as notaries escalated on Wednesday when a House committee backed his request to ask for an investigation of Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall to see if impeachment proceedings for malfeasance are warranted.
The budget bill that became law after an override vote Wednesday includes an additional $100 million for disaster relief, but it doesn’t detail how the money will be spent. Those details came Wednesday in a new version of Senate Bill 338.
A comprehensive revision of North Carolina’s energy laws, crafted by the House after months of meetings with various interests, has picked up a controversial provision in the Senate to ban wind energy projects for four years.
State senators were adamant Tuesday that they never intended to short-change a new veterans cemetery by not budgeting maintenance costs required to keep it open. They ordered the state’s budget office to come up with the money immediately.