Phil Berger

Governor Roy Cooper's effort to expand North Carolina's Medicaid program is on hold for at least two weeks, following a federal judge's order over the weekend. 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are searching for two men they say are responsible for fatally shooting a teenager as he sat in the backseat of a car with family members Monday night.

Police say 14-year-old Anthony Frazier died at Carolinas Medical Center on Tuesday. He was the son of Kannapolis police officer, Daniel Frazier.

The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, held a damning press conference Thursday morning during which he condemned two recent laws that dilute the power of the incoming governor, and in retaliation, called for possible legal action and for the National NAACP to approve an economic boycott of the state.

"It's not just about robbing a candidate or a governor," he said, "it's about robbing the people of their power."

Traffic on I-77 near Lake Norman
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A bill calling on NCDOT to cancel a contract to build toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte has died in the state Senate.

McCrory Releases More Details Of His Budget Plan

Apr 22, 2016

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory released more details Friday morning from his budget plan for the 2016-17 fiscal year that starts July 1. 


Berger
North Carolina General Assembly

 State Senate Leader Phil Berger says he doesn’t envision any changes to House Bill 2 during the short session that begins Monday, including one revision requested by Gov. Pat McCrory. He also said he’ll push for a 2 percent state budget increase, including another round of teacher raises. 

Michael Tomsic

Attorneys in Charlotte filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against a state law that allows magistrates to avoid marrying same-sex couples. The law passed six months ago despite Governor Pat McCrory's veto.

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A federal lawsuit involving a transgender high school student in Virginia is leading to heated political rhetoric in North Carolina.

Republican Governor Pat McCrory is criticizing state Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, for not getting involved in the case. And North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger put out a statement Tuesday that makes it seem like Cooper is in favor of "forcing middle school-aged boys and girls to use the same locker room."

Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

The State Board of Elections has ruled no laws were broken when an Oklahoma man with ties to illegal gambling gave $270,000 to the campaigns of leading North Carolina politicians.


North Carolina General Assembly

The leader of the North Carolina Senate will not push legislation to remove the Confederate flag as an option on some state license plates, as Governor Pat McCrory has called for.


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