Under the Dome is your inside source on North Carolina politics and government and has been a regular feature in The N&O since 1934. Check here for the latest on state and federal government, political advocacy and upcoming elections. This blog is maintained by the N&O politics staff.
North Carolinians go the polls in about a year and a half to elect a president, a governor and a U.S. senator – a “triple play” election that last occurred in 2004. Those races are all underway. Will it be Jeb Bush against Hillary Clinton? Gov. Pat McCrory against Attorney General Roy Cooper? And current U.S. Sen. Richard Burr against... well, who?
Three North Carolina Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to the state's two Republican senators on Friday, urging them to “stand on the right side of history” and vote for the North Carolina native Loretta Lynch as attorney general.
North Carolina Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr were among 11 Republicans who voted with Democrats Thursday night for a non-binding budget amendment that would give legally married same-sex spouses Social Security and veterans benefits they have earned, and ensure them equal treatment under the law.
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper is stepping up his unannounced campaign for governor, with a series of Facebook ads hitting Gov. Pat McCrory on education and other issues, and tying him to the General Assembly.
A bill to define a new sort of three-wheeled vehicle called an autocycle zoomed through the House Thursday without dissent – and without any mention that nobody has manufactured an autocycle and nobody can buy one.
The digital home for the Triangle arts community that connects visual and performing artists, venues and audiences in a lively conversation that builds engagement, community support for artists and awareness of the arts’ economic impact.
House Bill 358, which would give a two-year reprieve before a tougher standard is used for evaluating North Carolina’s public schools under the state’s A-F letter grading system, was referred Thursday to the Education Committee. It’s expected to win quick approval there as all three committee chairs are among the bill’s primary sponsors.
NC Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday said he is adamantly oppposed to a new proposal in the state Senate that would redistribute sales tax revenue from the place where goods are bought to a population-based system that would benefit rural counties.
The ad will run in the Greensboro, Greenville, New Bern and Raleigh markets, according to the group, which describes itself as a “longtime critic of taxpayer handouts which benefit specific industries and companies at the expense of others.”
House Republicans held an abrupt caucus meeting late Tuesday afternoon at state Republican Party headquarters in Raleigh, away from their usual meeting room at the state legislature.The focus appeared to be about state Rep. Nelson Dollar, a Cary Republican.
Oops, you haven't selected any newsletters. Please check the box next to one or more of our email newsletters and submit again.
Oops, you didn't provide a valid email address. Please double-check the email field and submit again.