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State House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) faces a balancing act in the legislature (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and state Senate President Phil Berger (R) are members of the same party, but they don't see eye to eye.
House Republicans aren't budging in their opposition to a final North Carolina government spending plan that raises teacher pay significantly if it also means cutting funds to employ thousands of current public school educators, Speaker Thom Tillis
You might think with state Republicans completely ruling the roost in Raleigh, getting things done in, say, the short session, would be a piece of cake...For starters, the dynamics between the House, Senate, and Gov. Pat McCrory are complicated...
Senate gave final, bipartisan approval Wednesday to a 15-year plan to close Duke Energy's coal ash ponds in the state, sending the measure to the House. The unanimous vote included several changes to the bill, including more explicit standards for
The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal inquiry into campaign contributions from the video sweepstakes industry to some of the state's top elected officials. The investigation began several months ago but was disclosed Wednesday,
The state Senate's proposed $21.2 billion budget makes cuts throughout state agencies while funding a big teacher pay increase and raises for state employees. State funds for teaching assistants will be cut nearly in half, by $233.1 million, in the
Republicans in the North Carolina Senate offered a plan Wednesday that would give teachers a big pay raise, but only if they agree to give up job protections. "There's no greater investment we can make than in preparing our children for the future,
Dozens of people who believe state lawmakers are headed in the right direction celebrated the laws passed by the General Assembly last year at a ceremony in Raleigh Tuesday evening. Americans for Prosperity was specifically touting the state's tax
How to raise salaries It's a rare year when raises are guaranteed. Most times, especially since the recession started, teachers and state employees are held in suspense until legislators have finished their negotiations and the budget is all but
Public school teachers and administrators are gearing up to fight a new North Carolina law that eliminates job protections and shifts toward paying teachers based on job performance. Teachers are signing petitions, planning a walk-out and preparing