2 months ago
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Republicans hope Trump amenable to food stamp restrictions

"We don't allow people to buy alcohol and cigarettes with welfare dollars, why should we allow people to buy junk food that leads to just as many health problems?'" said TN Rep. Sheila Butt, a Republican.
3 months ago
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Cooper proposals needing big majorities for local LGBT laws

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is floating a new compromise idea on repealing a law that limits protections for LGBT people.
1 year ago
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Cruz brings campaign back to SC with rally in Greenville

With less than three weeks to go until South Carolina's primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is bringing his campaign back to this early voting state.
1 year ago
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North Carolina politicians discuss guns

The same day 14 people were killed in San Bernardino, California, a North Carolina House Committee narrowly passed a bill that repeals the state's pistol permit application system.
2 years ago
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Republican candidates debate over key issues

Republican presidential hopefuls wrangled over immigration, gay marriage and foreign affairs at last night's prime-time debate, hosted by CNN.
2 years ago
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Wide environmental changes get initial NC Senate OK

Senate Republicans have backed off some provisions in their annual "regulatory reform" measure opposed by Gov. Pat McCrory's administration, but retain several that critics say would damage water quality and discourage citizen lawsuits.
2 years ago
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NC Senate packs bill with environmental regulation changes

Senate Republicans are again trying to push through the North Carolina legislature dozens of legislative changes they say will reduce needless regulation and aid business.
2 years ago
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NC House Democrats lodge chamber complaint on marriage law

More than 40 House Democrats have signed a formal protest complaining how Republicans got legislation passed that exempts some court officials from performing gay marriage duties on religious objections.
NC commerce secretary defends need for more incentives money
2 years ago
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NC commerce secretary defends need for more incentives money

A top advocate of Gov. Pat McCrory's request for more money for North Carolina business incentives is facing skepticism from Senate Republicans who believe lower tax rates is the better way to attract companies.
NC legislature could step in on clinic rule proposal
2 years ago
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NC legislature could step in on clinic rule proposal

Abortion-rights groups are worried that Republican legislators will try to override rules proposed for North Carolina abortion clinics that activists contend balance patient safety with access to the procedure.