North Carolina General Assembly leaders want to direct state agencies to tame the growth of Medicaid in their upcoming budget proposal.
An influential national anti-tax advocate says he's not taking sides in North Carolina's tax reform debate as Republicans in the House and Senate have released competing plans.
House Republicans offered their own North Carolina tax overhaul plan Thursday that would reduce personal and corporate income tax rates and expand the sales tax to cover more services. The proposal's scope is much narrower than what Senate counterparts offered as GOP legislators try to fulfill a commitment to carry out tax reform this year.
The North Carolina Senate is getting ready to release its two-year spending plan for state government, but Republicans are unlikely to include details about the party's tax overhaul plan.
An effort to prevent North Carolina courts from applying foreign or certain religious laws to North Carolina domestic and child custody cases has been recommended by a General Assembly committee.
A bill broadening so-called conscience protections and the number of employers who can refuse to provide contraception services in health insurance coverage has been approved by a North Carolina House committee.
Senate Republicans say their proposal to overhaul North Carolina's tax code by reducing income tax rates and expanding coverage of the sales tax is fair to all and will energize the state's economy.
Legislation freeing up alcohol sales in stadiums and retail locations are headed to the House floor.
A North Carolina legislative committee wants doctors to be punished with large fines for performing an abortion when the child's sex is a significant factor in a pregnant woman seeking the procedure.
Five-term Democratic legislator Deborah Ross is leaving the General Assembly to become the general counsel for Triangle Transit.
A bill granting driving privileges to those in the country illegally and authorizing Arizona-style detainment measures has passed its first North Carolina legislative committee test.
Emails show the North Carolina attorney general's staff had questions about the procedures used in a deal between the state and the city of Raleigh for the Dorothea Dix hospital.
President Barack Obama intends to nominate veteran Rep. Melvin Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator that oversees lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and he has chosen a former cable and wireless industry lobbyist to head the Federal Communications Commission, according to White House officials.
A new transportation funding model that Gov. Pat McCrory says will direct scarce resources to higher-impact projects is making its way through the North Carolina House.
An effort to allow North Carolina's licensed installment lenders to charge higher interest rates for many customers has cleared a Senate panel after several consumer advocates argued that the changes would only put more people over their heads in debt.
The Motion Picture Association of America released a study Tuesday attributing $180 million and 2,000 jobs in North Carolina to filming from Iron Man 3.
A bill toughening income requirements for pre-K applicants heads to the North Carolina House after passing a committee.
The head of the University of North Carolina system wants legislators to remove part of a bill that would allow concealed weapons permit holders to store their handguns in locked vehicles on the system's 17 campuses.
Sweepstakes operator William George says a longtime business partner asked him early last year to write a $4,000 check to the campaign of Pat McCrory, then the presumptive Republican nominee to become North Carolina's next governor.
North Carolina's attorney general asked a regulatory panel Monday to stay a rate increase for Duke Energy that the state Supreme Court rejected earlier this month.
A protest of Republican policies at the North Carolina General Assembly has ended with the arrests of 17 people.
President Barack Obama is nominating Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in Democratic politics, to run the Transportation Department, a White House official said.
A bill eliminating state and local environmental regulations that are tougher than federal requirements is headed for a Senate vote.
Sweeping immigration legislation would improve U.S. security by helping authorities to know who is in the country, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday, as supporters of an immigration overhaul marshaled arguments against opponents trying to slow it down in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.