Seven state lawmakers in North Carolina, including Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca, have reimbursed themselves for thousands of dollars in campaign spending without reporting details of those expenditures.
In August, state lawmakers passed insurance legislation that had the blessing of life insurance companies and State Treasurer Janet Cowell, who was concerned they weren’t paying out small death benefit policies in a timely fashion.
Watch video from the installation and deployment of 36 SolarBees in the Robeson Creek and Morgan Creek areas of the Jordan Lake in July of 2014. The devices were installed In an effort to help stop algae blooms in areas where water may stagnate.
Every politician has an opinion about Syrian refugees - from
governors declaring they will accept or reject refugees to
presidential candidates suggesting religion tests, it's hard to know
whose word is law on refugees in America. McClatchy political editor
Steven "Buzz" Thomma explains which branch(es) of government have the power over the borders, and the historical precedence behind it.
Syrian refugees were the topic of emotional debate in North Carolina and other states last week. Political figures, from the governor down to lower-office holders, called for putting the brakes on Syrian resettlement here until citizens can be assured that terrorists won’t slip in among them.