Politics

Gay Marriage Ban On Ballot Omits Sentence From Bill

Sep 23, 2011

A ban on same-sex marriage will be on the North Carolina ballot in May. The wording on the ballot only includes half of the bill. Some worry this could make the amendment more difficult for courts to interpret. 

SC Unemployment Agency headed for big change

Mar 29, 2010

Major changes are in store for the South Carolina state agency responsible for writing unemployment checks. Governor Mark Sanford will sign a measure tomorrow morning removing the commission's top leaders and placing the entire agency under his own control.

The Obama Administration has rejected South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's request to use some of the stimulus money to pay down the state's debt. Governor Sanford threatened to reject $700 million from the stimulus plan unless he got permission to use it towards state debt. Now, he says he'll make another - more narrow - request to the White House before rejecting the stimulus money outright. 

Quick hire of Foxx's wife gets closer look

Mar 10, 2009

In July, the Mecklenburg County Department of Social services had a hiring freeze. DSS Director Mary Wilson posted a job anyway to oversee the department's business affairs division. After the job was only posted one day, she hired Samara Foxx at a salary of $100,000. Foxx is the wife of councilman and mayoral candidate Anthony Foxx. The Charlotte Observer and WCNC-TV first reported how Foxx came to be hired. 

(11/30/05) U.S. Rep. Mel Watt of Charlotte was among a bipartisan group of lawmakers who the State Department says were recently denied entry into Venezuela. The members of Congress had flown there to meet with the country's vice president, Jose Vicente Rangel. From WFAE's Capitol Hill Bureau, Chad Pergram reports.

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