A legal battle continues over the powers of the newly elected Republican state superintendent. The Board of Education is suing the state, saying Mark Johnson’s new authority is unconstitutional.
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6:18pm Jan 05, 2017Education Education
6:33pm Jan 04, 2017Politics & Government Politics & Government
A panel of judges says a law approved by North Carolina Republican lawmakers shifting election oversight powers away from the new Democratic governor won't be enforced until Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit challenging those changes is resolved.
10:30am Dec 21, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
North Carolina's legislature is reconvening to see if enough lawmakers are willing to repeal a 9-month-old law that limited LGBT rights.
9:50am Dec 20, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
Judge Bob Orr is a former state supreme court justice and Republican candidate for governor, and he doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with his party. Just this year, he left the Republican National Con
11:49am Dec 16, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
There’s been a flurry of activity in the December session of the general assembly, which has introduced bills that would curtail Governor-elect Roy Cooper’s power.
11:13am Dec 16, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
After an acrimonious day that led to protests and arrests, lawmakers are likely to give final approval Friday to bills that would remove executive powers.
8:44pm Dec 14, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
North Carolina lawmakers finalized a $201 million hurricane and wildfire relief package Wednesday, sought by Gov. Pat McCrory in a special session he called.
1:14pm Dec 13, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
House Speaker Tim Moore says there are no plans by Republicans to bring up legislation to increase the number of North Carolina Supreme Court justices.
5:17pm Dec 01, 2016Education Education
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has approved a new plan that will provide merit-based bonuses for non-teaching employees.
10:11pm Nov 29, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
Federal judges told the North Carolina legislature Tuesday to redraw its own districts by March 15 to replace ones the judges previously struck down and to hold a special election using the new maps.
4:38pm Nov 16, 2016Education Education
A new report from a government watchdog agency is finding flaws with the way North Carolina allocates money to public and charter schools.
11:04am Oct 31, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
A longtime liberal voice in the North Carolina legislature has died.