NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS


4/3/2017 12:21am

Bill aims to allow guns in churches

A bill originally permitting gun owners to bring weapons to church services held in school buildings passed with a majority vote in the N.C. House March 27 and passed its first Senate reading the next day.


3/27/2017 8:55pm

Trump cuts education budget, reduces accountability measures for states

The Donald Trump administration took steps to shift policy in the Department of Education this month — proposing a $9 billion cut in federal spending and increasing state autonomy over education standards.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal shifts money into school choice programs and decreases funding for need-based college scholarships.


3/23/2017 11:49pm

New bill proposes to expand craft-brewer production

The N.C. General Assembly proposed a new bill that would allow the craft beer industry to increase its production by more than double without going through a wholesale distributor. House Bill 67, presented Feb. 9, would increase the number of barrels North Carolina brewers can make from 25,000 to 100,000 before requiring interaction with wholesale distributors.