The escalating trade war between the U.S. and its major trade partners has prompted N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper to ask President Donald Trump to dial back U.S. tariffs. N.C. farmers, manufacturers are being harmed, Cooper says.
To break the Republican supermajority in the N.C. General Assembly, Democrats need to win four House seats or six Senate seats. In 10 key GOP-held districts, Democratic candidates have a cash advantage.
North Carolina state employees’ health care costs won’t go up in 2019 after State Health Plan leaders voted to keep premiums frozen at their 2018 rates. The good news for state workers comes at the same time that premiums in the private health insurance market are expected to rise.
The Republican National Convention site selection committee has voted Charlotte, North Carolina, as the winner of the host city bid for the 2020 RNC, ensuring that NC will be a focal point of the next presidential campaign.
Cathy Von Hassel-Davies is a Democratic candidate for North Carolina state House. A 2006 post on her blog rails against Mexican immigrants. It says the US spends tax dollars “putting up signs in Spanish and American.”
Six Republican campaign volunteers say an Uber driver left them at a gas station near Raleigh, North Carolina. The driver said he had the right to deny the Republicans service and told them “Welcome to the resistance,” the passengers said.
Enrollment has dropped three years in a row in North Carolina’s traditional public schools, even as it’s increased in charter schools, private schools and homeschools. Changes in state policy have expanded school choice options for families.
Dan McCready and Kathy Manning, Democratic candidates in North Carolina, announce big fundraising totals in the second quarter of 2018. Manning is challenging incumbent Ted Budd, and McCready faces Mark Harris.
Sen. Phil Berger, Rep. Tim Moore, Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein were among candidates fined because they accepted illegal campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s PAC.