North Carolina's education department says it's cut $2.5 million from its budget and eliminated about 20 positions without tapping into new funds from the legislature earmarked to help early-grade children with reading.
It was late at night on May 19, 2015, when Ben Graham got a strange phone call from his boss, then-Michigan State Representative Todd Courser, asking him to come to his law office in Lapeer, Michigan, as soon as possible. “In a very, the most serious tone I’ve ever heard from him, he said, ‘Ben, […]
Democrats at the General Assembly are trying to get out of the blocks quickly this year as lawmakers emphasize the economy and job creation.
More than two dozen House and Senate members from the legislature's minority party attended Wednesday what was called a "Job Growth Forum" in Raleigh.
North Carolina lawmakers have heard presentations on digital services that allow people to sell car rides through a smart phone app or rent out rooms to travelers.
Car services such as Uber and Lyft and short-term rental sites including Airbnb represent a new business model that legislators are studying ahead of the session that begins in January.