Stories tagged: "NC General Assembly"

Rural Western North Carolina. 
Photo Credit: Dylan Rhoney
How North Carolina’s Budget Impacts Rural Communities

For rural NC, the budget has a boost in Medicaid expansion, and another round of pain for public education. 

Cardinal & Pine Political Reporter Michael McElroy explains how negotiations over casinos could jeopardize Medicaid expansion.
How Casinos Could Derail Medicaid Expansion in NC

About 600,000 North Carolinians have been waiting for Medicaid expansion for more than a decade. Backdoor wrangling over casinos could jeopardize it. 

Back to School
We Asked a NC Teacher What They Need This School Year. Here’s What They Said.

There are lots of ways you can show appreciation for educators. We got advice straight from a NC teacher.

NC school supplies
Teachers Are Spending Their Own Money for NC School Supplies. Here’s How You Can Help.

Gov. Cooper's annual supply drive ends on Aug. 18 and is the perfect way to show love to North Carolina’s teachers.

NC voter ID
The GOP Finally Got Their Wish, But Don’t Let That Stop You From Voting: Here’s What Counts As a NC Voter ID

North Carolinians now have to show a voter ID to vote, a requirement that multiple courts said was unconstitutional and targeted voters of color.

Demonstrators crowd the rotunda outside the House and Senate galleries during a special session at the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Bill Would Let a Few Parents Oust School Leaders, Prosecute Librarians

An education bill could allow just five parents to get a superintendent fired, regardless of the merits of the complaint. 

Cardinal & Pine intern Toni Ocloo breaks down a controversial piece of anti-trans legislation in the North Carolina legislature.
Gender-Affirming Care for Trans People Is Safe, But North Carolina Is About To Ban It

Breaking down a controversial anti-trans bill in N.C.'s state legislature banning gender-affirming care for minors.