News – Capitol Press Association http://cappressnc.com A Product of the Insider State Government News Service Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:36:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 http://cappressnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/square_flag-150x150.png News – Capitol Press Association http://cappressnc.com 32 32 74645536 Hurricane Matthew’s victims still awaiting FEMA grants 18 months after storm http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/hurricane-matthews-victims-still-awaiting-fema-grants-18-months-after-storm/ Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:36:28 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=875 Nearly 18 months after Hurricane Matthew, recovery in the small Wayne County town of Seven Springs has been uneven. Several local businesses are back open and some residents have returned. But across the street from the bustling Mae’s Restaurant, another storefront looks like the Neuse River floodwaters just receded yesterday — the front wall is bashed in and office furniture...

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N.C. agencies to review sexual harassment policies http://cappressnc.com/news/n-c-agencies-review-sexual-harassment-policies/ Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:04:34 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=842 By Lauren Horsch, NCInsider.com As awareness of sexual harassment issues in politics grows, state government agencies are taking a look at their policies to see if they’re comprehensive enough. North Carolina’s Office of State Human Resources has an “unlawful workplace harassment” policy that many state agencies abide by, but some are reaching out to their employees to see if anything...

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The Week in Raleigh: Deal Reached on Class-Size Requirements http://cappressnc.com/news/week-raleigh-deal-reached-class-size-requirements/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:49:02 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=616 RALEIGH — The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill designed to ensure new class-size requirements don’t put art, music and physical education specialists out of a job. The governor quickly signed the bill on Thursday. The measure will “put a one-year delay on the class-size restrictions that have been much discussed here and in the media,” said...

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The Week in Raleigh: Vetoes Latest Chapter in Power Struggle http://cappressnc.com/the-week-in-raleigh/week-raleigh-april-21-2017-vetoes-latest-chapter-legislative-executive-power-struggle/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:17:27 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=506 RALEIGH — The week in Raleigh closed with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoing two Republican bills — one that would cut the state appeals court by three members and another that would change the state elections board. The vetoes were received Friday by the General Assembly, where overrides appear likely. Republicans hold veto-proof majorities in the House and Senate and...

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The Week in Raleigh: Lawmakers Press Prior to Easter Recess http://cappressnc.com/the-week-in-raleigh/week-raleigh-april-14-2017-lawmakers-press-prior-easter-recess/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:31:29 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=497 RALEIGH — Before leaving town for a one-week Easter recess, lawmakers worked longer than typical days on Monday and Tuesday ahead of a looming deadline that will see most proposed legislation die without advancing. That self-imposed deadline — known as the “crossover date” — is the point by which bills not dealing with spending or raising money must pass one...

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