Volvo Car Corp. announced Monday that it plans to invest $500 million in building a new plant in the United States, and multiple reports have said North Carolina is among several southeastern states in the running.
When Sen. Harry Brown rolled out a plan this week to change how the state distributes sales tax revenues, he says he didn’t realize that it would cause about half of North Carolina’s cities and towns to lose money. He now plans changes.
Gretchen Engel, director of the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and Cassandra Stubbs, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project, were among a team of attorneys who used the short-lived law to convert a North Carolina death row inmate’s sentence in 2012 to life without possibility for parole.
A North Carolina Senate bill would impose new restrictions on abortions, including requiring clinics have written agreements with hospitals for emergencies. That provision has put clinics out of business in some states.
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House and Senate leaders announced a deal Thursday that will gradually cut a few pennies off the state gas and diesel fuel tax over the next two years – starting next week – and cancel a much more substantial cut that would have cost the state Department of Transportation hundreds of jobs and more than $400 million in revenues.
A bill filed late Thursday by three Republican NC senators would put the 308-acre Dorothea Dix property up for bid – likely revoking a deal reached between Raleigh leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory to create a park.
Bills filed Wednesday with the support of influential state lawmakers would delay for two years tougher standards that could result in most of North Carolina’s public schools getting D or F performance grades. Senate Bill 450 and House Bill 358 would keep in place through the 2015-16 school year the use of a 15-point scale for evaluating how schools performed under the A-F grading system.
A North Carolina House committee unanimously rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana on Wednesday, after an emotional hourlong hearing that pitted veterans and others who use the drugs against Christian leaders.
House Bill 156, which a legislative committee backed unanimously on Wednesday, is meant to provide governments some relief on costs while still requiring they purchase space in newspapers to inform readers about meetings, bids, rezoning proposals and other information in the public interest.
A Senate sales tax revenue redistribution plan unveiled this week would cost Durham and Wake counties millions by 2019, but county commissioners would get a new tool to make up the difference: the ability to raise their sales tax rate without voter approval.
In a sign that legislators remain at odds on incentives and corporate tax policy, House Republicans on Tuesday began work on a third economic development bill – with many of the same elements as an earlier House bill that Senate Republicans don’t like.
A North Carolina senator filed a bill that could help a local judge avoid disciplinary action by the State Bar. The judge says a sanction by the Bar would be unfair because he has already been punished by the Judicial Standards Commission.
A House bill would add year-round funding for general education courses that transfer to a four-year university. Another bill would create full scholarships for high-achieving students who enroll in the community college system for two years.
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