Feb 9, 2015
NC Politics in the News
North Carolina Representatives and Senators gathered in the House chambers last Wednesday evening to receive Governor Pat McCrory’s biennial State of the State Address. Governor McCrory outlined his 2015 agenda, which includes reforms in education, funding of transportation projects, and economic development proposals. Aside from the State of the State Address, it was a quiet week at the legislature. House legislators temporarily passed a measure that would ask voters in 2016 to choose whether eminent domain should be banned, through an amendment to the State Constitution. After the House gives final approval to the bill this week, it will go over to the Senate for debate.
FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: Audit finds state does poor job of tracking IT projects benefits
North Carolina state government does a poor job of keeping track of whether information technology projects are actually saving money, State Auditor Beth Wood's office said Tuesday.
WRAL: Senate approves funding fixes
The Senate approved legislation Wednesday that provides funding for two new state commissions and requires the Department of Public Instruction to help pay the state's legal fees to fight a State Board of Education lawsuit.
THE ROBESONIAN: NC better position to take on debt
The amount North Carolina could borrow without losing its top credit rating continues to grow as revenues rebound and the legislature has kept to a no-new-debt diet since the Great Recession, according to an annual report released Monday by State Treasurer Janet Cowell.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Gov. Pat McCrory’s roads, buildings bonds would go to statewide vote
Anyone who has listened to him over the past two years knows it’s the little things that bug Gov. Pat McCrory: dry fountains, broken elevators, traffic jams.
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