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Should city governments be allowed to decide what you can build on your land if you aren't allowed to vote in city council elections?
Will Doran, WRAL state government reporter
Census delays are expected to push at least some municipal elections, usually held in odd years, to 2022.
Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 -- This is no time for government paralysis by analysis. It is time for North Carolina's mayors and municipal leaders to send a message to their communities by taking immediate action. North Carolina's municipal leaders need to act now and order their police forces to end the use of no-knock warrants and prohibit all neck holds.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 -- Rather than seeking ways to unnecessarily expand and impose their will on local governments, N.C. legislators should be extending and expanding the ability of local governments to act directly. Moving toward home rule - giving local government MORE authority - should be the default these days.
A hack called a 'banking Trojan,' initiated from an email attachment, locked government workers out of accounts and cost the city of Allentown $1 million to fix.
A multi-year push to strip profitable legal notices out of newspapers found partial success Wednesday after the North Carolina Senate seemed to tie the measure's fate to legislation the cell phone industry wants to expand wireless service in the state.
In a sudden defeat for a leading House member, the chamber on Monday defeated a proposal to loosen restrictions on billboards.
The state Senate gave final approval Monday night to repeal Orange County's power to impose impact fees on development to pay for schools and other public facilities.
State legislation that would supersede some local ordinances restricting the size and location of billboards appears to be on its way to the House floor after repeated false starts in recent months.
An industry-backed proposal to limit local regulation of small cell tower installation is moving ahead in the North Carolina House, but the latest version preserves some local oversight.
Less than seven months after a state law restricting the release of footage from police body and dashboard cameras took effect, lawmakers once again engaged in a heated debate Thursday over who should have access to those videos.
The days are getting longer and tempers are getting shorter as the General Assembly lurches toward its Thursday crossover deadline.
Over the protests of local lawmakers, the state House tentatively voted Monday night to strip away Orange County's decades-old authority to assess impact fees on developers to help pay for new schools.
A pair of measures backed by state House leaders would supersede some local ordinances restricting the size and location of billboards and dramatically increase compensation for billboard owners who lose locations.
Two proposals to limit or repeal local governments' authority to assess impact fees on new development cleared the House Finance Committee on Thursday, but not without a major change to the wider measure.
A proposal to crack down on local governments over immigration led to raised tempers and voices Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary committee before being approved on a party-line vote.
A proposal that codifies a statewide nondiscrimination policy in employment and public accommodations and prohibits North Carolina cities or towns from enacting stricter guidelines cleared the General Assembly in less than nine hours Wednesday.
A proposal that codifies a statewide nondiscrimination policy in employment and public accommodations and prohibits North Carolina cities or towns from enacting stricter guidelines was expected to be signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory late Wednesday after clearing the General Assembly in less than nine hours.
Matthew Burns and Laura Leslie
North Carolina lawmakers could vote Wednesday to ban local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians. Critics say it's the most extreme bill under consideration anywhere in the country.
House Speaker Tim Moore said Tuesday that lawmakers plan to take quick action on a Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance when they return to Raleigh on Wednesday for a special legislative session.
At least 40,000 voters across North Carolina cast provisional ballots during the primary because there was some sort of administrative issue when they came to the polls.
Hours before state lawmakers announced they would return to Raleigh this week for a special session on a new Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance, social conservatives rallied outside the State Capitol on Monday calling for the entire ordinance to be overturned.
Laura Leslie and Matthew Burns
Leaders of the state House expect to return to Raleigh this week to respond to Charlotte's transgender nondiscrimination ordinance.
Charlotte City Council members and LGBT advocates rallied outside the Legislative Building in downtown Raleigh on Thursday in support of a nondiscrimination ordinance the council passed last month that state lawmakers have vowed to overturn.
Senate leaders criticized Attorney General Roy Cooper for not taking action to invalidate a Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance. Meanwhile, House Speaker Tim Moore says more than three-fifths of his members have asked to return to Raleigh in order to invalidate the ordinance.