make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

General Assembly

Ex-CIA chief asks NC lawmakers to protect grid

READ MORE:
Some academics and a former CIA director are urging North Carolina state lawmakers to require better protection of electricity transmission systems from solar flares and cyber and terrorist attacks. Full story...
»

NC NAACP head in court to face protest charges

READ MORE:
A group of that includes North Carolina NAACP President William Barber is facing trial on charges stemming from mass protests at the state legislature. Full story...
»

Laws about sex trafficking, child abuse, military funerals now in effect in NC

READ MORE:
videoNew laws ranging from sex trafficking to protecting military funerals are now in effect in the Tar Heel State. In all, North Carolinians have 42 new laws to abide by as of Sunday. Full story...
»

NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot

READ MORE:
North Carolina's Supreme Court says an appeal of a complaint involving changes in a pre-kindergarten program for needy children is moot because lawmakers have fixed the problem. Full story...
»

Teachers make statement about education reforms, pay

READ MORE:
videoPublic school teachers around the state decked out in red hit the streets to take a stand against recent spending cuts. In New Hanover County, educators and even some parents and students stood outside their schools holding signs in support of better pay and benefits for teachers. Full story...
»

NC teachers' group getting behind school "walk in"

READ MORE:
Public school teachers previously talking about a walkout next month to protest education policies by the North Carolina legislature are now urging solidarity behind what they call a more positive job action. Full story...
»

NC educators oppose law ending job protections

READ MORE:
videoSome public school teachers and school administrators are pushing back against a new North Carolina law that eliminates job protections for educators. Full story...
»

Lawmakers want quicker fix to NC Medicaid billing

READ MORE:
North Carolina General Assembly members want more assurances that delays for hospitals and doctors getting Medicaid claims paid through a new billing system will be fixed sooner rather than later. Full story...
»

Other new NC laws taking effect Oct. 1

READ MORE:
New laws taking effect Tuesday in North Carolina will: make clear the definition of "recreational facilities" where local governments can regulate the possession of concealed weapons. The definition includes athletic fields, swimming pools and gymnasium but doesn't include playgrounds, greenways or bike paths. Full story...
»

Berger won't join crowded US Senate primary in NC

READ MORE:
North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger will not run for the U.S. Senate next year, saying it's not the right time to take on a statewide campaign. Full story...
»

UPDATED: General Assembly overrides Gov. McCrory's vetoes; Governor disappointed

READ MORE:
video The legislation requires drug-testing for welfare recipients and creates a wider exemption for employers to calculate whether they must access a federal database to determine the legal status of new hires. Full story...
»

NC lawmakers returning to decide on veto overrides

READ MORE:
videoThe North Carolina General Assembly is returning to work to consider whether to override Gov. Pat McCrory's first two vetoes. Full story...
»

McCrory may benefit from vetoes no matter outcome

READ MORE:
videoThe North Carolina legislature returns to Raleigh on Tuesday to determine whether it will override Gov. Pat McCrory's first two vetoes. Full story...
»

Goolsby: Local government, not state, to blame for low education spending

READ MORE:
video As local education administrators call for state lawmakers to increase spending in schools, Sen. Thom Goolsby says the group he affectionately calls "educrats" needs to do its homework. But educators say it's the senator who needs to check his facts. Full story...
»

NC governor clears out remaining pending bills

READ MORE:
Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the remaining bills on his desk from the General Assembly's recent session except for one he plans to let become law without his signature. Full story...
»