GovBeat: North Carolina


Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Cities give Republicans the hard sell on 2016 convention

The process of picking a city to host the convention is just beginning.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, Colorado, conventions, Missouri, Nevada, newsletter, North Carolina, Ohio, States, Utah

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Three states are reconsidering, while one ends, contracts with HealthCare.gov maker

At least four states are reevaluating their contracts with CGI Federal, the contractor behind HealthCare.gov.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, health care, Massachusetts, North Carolina, obamacare, VERMONT

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Federal funds at risk over ‘serious failure’ in N.C. food stamp program

More than 6,000 households had been waiting more than three months on benefits, the USDA said in a December letter.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:08 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food aid, Food Stamps, newsletter, North Carolina

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Republicans back away from Common Core as legislative roadblocks advance

Under pressure from conservative activists, Republican governors are revisiting Common Core standards.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Florida, georgia, indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, newsletter, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, States

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Democratic governors hope to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to clean up their air.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Environment, Illinois, indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, VERMONT, virginia, West Virginia

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

In 16 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the nation is still far from enjoying a full jobs recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, employment, Florida, georgia, indiana, jobs, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Unemployment, Wages & Employment, wisconsin

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Some states still don’t know where their borders lie

Two pairs of states need to answer an existential question: where does one end and the other begin?

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Geography, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, texas

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 10/25/2013

North Carolina legislator: Obama not a traitor to Kenya

A North Carolina state legislator made the comments while a Democratic tracker filmed him.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:37 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birther, North Carolina, Obama, States

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013

States start to feel shutdown pinch

The abstract debate on Capitol Hill is starting to hit home as programs run out of money and benefits slow.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, Food Stamps, Nevada, North Carolina, shutdown, States, Utah

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Western U.S. best for business, Tax Foundation says

An oil boom in the western United States is allowing states to lower tax rates. A new report says that makes for a better business climate.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Carolina, Rankings, States, taxes, texas, wyoming

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 09/30/2013

What’s the deal with Justice suing North Carolina?

We chatted with Post TV about a lawsuit over North Carolina’s controversial election reform bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:55 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Carolina, States, voter id, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Justice Dept. will sue North Carolina over voting bill

The Justice Department will announce Monday it is suing North Carolina over a sweeping election reform bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:14 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election law, North Carolina, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Slowly, Democrats embrace fracking

Facing budget shortfalls, even Democratic states are turning to hydraulic fracking.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Energy, Fracking, Illinois, New York, North Carolina

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Berger will announce N.C. Senate decision Monday

North Carolina Senate president will announce whether he’ll run against Sen. Kay Hagan (D).

By Reid Wilson  |  02:12 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, elections, North Carolina

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 09/17/2013

N.C. voters don’t know much about new state election law

Only about a quarter of North Carolina voters say they’ve heard a lot about a sweeping bill that alters state elections law, according to a new survey.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:11 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, election reform, North Carolina, States, voter id, voting

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013

The state pension situation is improving, but most plan funding is still low

Wisconsin has the strongest pension plan; Illinois the worst.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012, Connecticut, illinois, kentucky, liability, Morningstar, New York, North Carolina, pension, pensions, South Dakota, Tennessee, unfunded, washington, wisconsin

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/12/2013

North Carolina the swing state: A Fix/GovBeat chat

Yes. Yes it is.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Carolina, States, the fix

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/08/2013

27 other things the North Carolina voting law changes

The Republican-backed election reform law changed a lot more than early voting and voter ID rules.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  democrats, early voting, North Carolina, republicans, States, voter id, voting rights

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Is Berger hinting at U.S. Senate bid?

North Carolina Senate president Phil Berger has a new ad that sure looks like the prelude to a statewide campaign.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:12 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, campaigns, elections, hagan, North Carolina, senate, States

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Three years out, Democrats eye McCrory’s seat

Barely eight months after their party lost the governor's mansion, three North Carolina Democrats are considering running.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:28 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, cooper, elections, governor's races, mccrory, North Carolina, States

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013

McCrory’s bumpy first year comes at Republican hands

With friends like Republicans in the North Carolina legislature, Gov. Pat McCrory doesn't need enemies.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, governors, mccrory, North Carolina, States

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Legislative session will matter in race for Hagan’s Senate seat

Republican Thom Tillis has a shot to beat Sen. Kay Hagan, if he can sell his record.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:50 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, North Carolina, States, turnout, voter id

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/04/2013

North Carolina Republicans will aim to ax income tax

North Carolina Republican legislators will aim to eliminate the state's income tax in 2015.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  income tax, North Carolina, republicans, States, taxes

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

North Carolina GOP split on immigration

North Carolina Republicans are likely to override two vetoes issued by Gov. Pat McCrory, highlighting a party split over immigration.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Carolina

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Forget Congress, some states show how to pass tax reform

While federal legislators talk up tax reform, states are getting things done.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota, North Carolina, States, tax reform