Progress NC Coverage
McCrory administration closes gates on 'garden party'
The McCrory administration says it is canceling a liberal group's contract to hold a "garden party" at the Executive Mansion, saying that it was actually a political protest in disguise.
Liberal group accuses McCrory, bond committee of illegally coordinating
Progress NC has filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections accusing the Connect NC Bond Committee of illegally producing an advertisement in conjunction with Gov. Pat McCrory, who is running for re-election.
Ethics disclosure complaints against McCrory dismissed
The liberal group Progress NC had alleged Gov. Pat McCrory did not properly disclose stock ownership and other potential conflicts, but the State Ethics Commission dismissed the complaints.
Group seeks ethics investigation of McCrory
Progress NC Action on Monday filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Pat McCrory, seeking a state investigation into what the Democratic-leaning group calls a pattern of omissions on McCrory's ethics forms.
Thousands sign petitions blasting DHHS raises
A liberal advocacy group on Wednesday presented petitions signed by more than 19,000 people to the state Department of Health and Human Services, demanding that hefty raises given to former campaign staffers of Gov. Pat McCrory be rescinded.
Group calls for investigation of raises to ex-campaign staffers
A liberal advocacy group on Wednesday called on lawmakers to investigate hefty raises given to former campaign staffers of Gov. Pat McCrory who now work for the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Elections changes advance in Senate
After close to two hours of debate and discussion, during which lawmakers were roundly criticized by members of the public, a Senate committee passed a raft of elections reforms Tuesday.
Educators, others skeptical of proposed budget
Education advocates, state employees and advocates for the poor expressed concern Wednesday for various provisions in Gov. Pat McCrory's $20.6 billion spending proposal for the coming year.
Liberal groups lay out blueprint for attack on state leaders
A memo distributed by liberal-leaning Blueprint NC prescribes "crippling" legislative leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory with bad press and pressure tactics.
Policy groups help set the agenda in Raleigh
The think tanks and nonprofit advocacy organizations that try to drive public opinion and the legislative agenda in the state capital fall into two 'families.' A better understanding of their funding can help the public know who to believe.