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Recent articles by Michael:

General Assembly gives final NC budget approval, awaits veto decision from Gov. Cooper

While the budget includes pay raises for state workers and teachers, some of them have called on Cooper to veto the budget, saying the raises don’t keep up with inflation at a time when the state is facing a historic staffing issue. → Read More

No clear ‘pathway’ to Medicaid expansion agreement, top NC Republican says

Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said his chamber would not take up a bill the House passed earlier this week that calls for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration to try to negotiate an agreement with the federal government first and then hold a vote in the General Assembly in December. → Read More

State employee group criticizes budget bill, calls it ‘terrible’

Republican legislative leaders unveiled modifications to the existing two-year budget Tuesday, which includes a 3.5 percent pay raise for most state workers in the new fiscal year beginning Friday. Teachers would get raises of 4.2 percent on average. → Read More

NC Republican state budget deal gives teachers, state employees bigger raises

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are announcing a state budget deal Tuesday that includes larger raises for state employees than currently planned. Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) unveiled the compromise on Tuesday, a day after Moore announced a deal between the House and Senate. The […] → Read More

‘Literally the 11th hour’: Hemp, CBD could become illegal in NC this week

Though both the state Senate and House of Representatives have passed separate bills that would keep hemp legal, they have not yet agreed on one bill to send to Gov. Roy Cooper (D) to sign ahead of Thursday’s deadline. → Read More

Roe v. Wade overturned: What does it mean for NC?

Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. → Read More

Roe v. Wade overturned: What does it mean for NC?

Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. → Read More

NC House advances bill to expand Medicaid

A House panel moved forward Thursday with a new bill that could lead to the state expanding Medicaid coverage later this year even as the Senate’s leader criticized the plan. → Read More

NC House to hear Medicaid expansion proposal

On Thursday, the House Health Committee will hear the “Rural Healthcare Access and Savings Plan”, which is the House’s alternative response to the Senate bill that would expand Medicaid. → Read More

Dems criticize NCGOP’s request for change to mail-in ballots’ verification

The NCGOP filed the request last month, asking for the state board to allow counties to utilize signature matching to scrutinize absentee ballot requests and absentee ballot return envelopes, a practice that’s done in 27 other states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. → Read More

NC ad campaign ‘applies pressure’ to expand Medicaid

A new ad campaign launched this week aims to “apply pressure” as House Republicans consider a bill the Senate passed this month that would expand Medicaid coverage in North Carolina. → Read More

NC lawmakers aim to legalize online sports betting soon

North Carolina state lawmakers expect to vote by the end of the month on whether to legalize mobile sports betting, having negotiated a new plan that would generate more money for the state than originally proposed. → Read More

Cancer survivors urge NC House Republicans to take up Medicaid expansion bill

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Cancer survivors this week are urging Republicans in the state House of Representatives to expand Medicaid coverage in North Carolina now that Senate Republicans have reversed course and are backing a bill to do that. Earlier this month, the Senate almost unanimously passed a healthcare access bill that expands Medicaid […] → Read More

NC’s Republican U.S. Senators backing new bipartisan effort to adopt red flag law

The bipartisan agreement announced this weekend on gun laws could provide resources to states like North Carolina to adopt a red flag law. → Read More

‘A crisis’: NC grappling with job vacancies as employees push for higher pay

With the nation’s inflation rate at a 40-year high, leaders in the General Assembly say they’re nearing an agreement on a proposal to raise pay for state workers and teachers as they aim to end the legislative session in the next few weeks. → Read More

NC Dem lawmakers discuss gun control legislation

– Following a series of mass shootings, Democrats in Raleigh renewed their call Thursday for the General Assembly to pass a series of bills related to gun access, saying the state should not wait for Congress to act. → Read More

NC Dems push bill to codify Roe v. Wade into state law

A bill Democrats in the state House of Representatives have filed would block restrictions and prohibitions on abortion up to the point of fetal viability. → Read More

Some NC businesses worry just 10 licenses for medical marijuana could shut them out

Republicans who’ve pushed for the bill have trumpeted the restrictive nature of it as a selling point, recognizing that some people remain wary of the state eventually moving to full legalization. → Read More

NC man concerned about Medicaid expansion stalling in House after passing Senate

North Carolina is among 12 states that has not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. If Setiawan’s parents came here, they’d lose their coverage. → Read More

With billions in surplus money, could NC send money for your gas tank?

Under the Democrats’ proposal, every adult with a valid North Carolina drivers license as of March 31 would receive that payment. → Read More