In his remarks, taped for television about three hours before Gov. Cooper’s address, Senate leader Phil Berger reminded viewers of the GOP legislative majorities. He said Republicans are responsible for the state’s successes.
Charles Evans was convicted of several felonies in the 1990s after he became addicted to drugs and started embezzling from his job. He's now a Cumberland County Commissioner and a prominent supporter of a bill that, if passed, makes it easier for people with criminal records to get jobs. He says it would help the economy and cut down on crime.
Sunday brunch-goers weigh in on proposed legislation to change North Carolina blue laws in Raleigh, N.C. on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The proposed legislation would allow restaurants that offer brunch to serve alcohol before noon on Sundays.
Video: Lawmakers at the NC General Assembly play chess with some of the top student players in the state at the legislature in Raleigh on Wednesday. It was part of a event to promote chess playing in schools.