A measure championed by U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan adds $5 million in new funding to the 2013 farm bill to help root out crop insurance fraud.
Dozens of college state-government interns would be sent home this summer and a long-running teen mock legislative program would be shuttered in the Senate budget approved this week.
Gov. Pat McCrory asked the North Carolina Senate on Thursday to back a measure approved by a House panel that would give the city of Raleigh a year to reach a new deal with the state over the Dorothea Dix property.
Senate Republicans are handing off their vision of North Carolina's state budget to their House counterparts.
President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary — Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx — received a friendly reception from senators of both parties Wednesday laced with warnings that the nation needs to make a host of transportation improvements with no clear way to pay for them.
House lawmakers want to give the state and the city of Raleigh time to renegotiate a lease for the Dorothea Dix property.
The North Carolina government budget written by Senate Republicans has passed following a fiercely partisan debate that mostly focused upon a yet-to-be-detailed tax overhaul plan and on Medicaid.
Opponents of a measure that would repeal North Carolina's Racial Justice Act for death row prisoners and seeks to restart executions after several years of legal battles say capital cases shouldn't be rushed because a person's life is on the line.
North Carolina lawmakers and passersby stopped to take in a display of Tesla Motors' award-winning electric cars Wednesday as the company presses against a bill in the General Assembly that effectively outlaws Tesla's Internet-based sales model.
Federal regulators said Wednesday that they are conducting a special inspection of a nuclear power plant outside North Carolina's capital city that was forced to shut down last week after operators discovered corrosion and cracking in the reactor vessel's covering.
An audit of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says it has failed to fully test a new $484 million computer system scheduled to begin processing Medicaid claims on July 1.
The North Carolina General Assembly is taking time out to suit up with big hats, bow ties and basketball uniforms.
North Carolina Democratic Party chairman Randy Voller (VOH'-lur) is facing questions about credit card charges made during a March trip to a Las Vegas casino to watch basketball games with old college buddies.
A bill granting driving privileges to North Carolina residents who are living in the country illegally is headed to the state House floor.
A proposal to give grants to North Carolina students to attend private or religious schools has been retooled to target low-income families. But it's not enough for opponents who argue the plan is a voucher system that will debilitate the public schools.
North Carolina senators are getting their first attempt to change a proposed state government budget plan for the next two years.
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.