The Senate voted along party lines in favor of the deal reached between Republican leaders in both legislative chambers that would still require all active employees and teachers to pay a monthly premium for their own insurance for the first time.
A North Carolina state workers' union wants lawmakers to hold back likely layoffs by finding additional tax revenues and cost savings to close a projected $2 billion-plus budget shortfall for next year.
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has signed a bill into law that creates separate criminal counts for causing the death or seriously injuring a fetus inside the mother's womb at any stage of development.
Gov. Pat McCrory and three living former governors are came together to support an effort to encourage discussions on economic development named in the memory of a 19th-century North Carolina chief executive.
Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue refused Tuesday to discuss the merits of a request by the two GOP members of the Council of State to allow Attorney General Roy Cooper's office to spend public money from a special emergency account to pay legal bills...