News and Updates
Despite opposition from some Republicans and Democrats, the state House gave initial approval Wednesday to Gov. Pat McCrory’s N.C. Competes jobs incentives plan with an 87-32 vote.
The plan would double the money available in what is now known as the Job Development Investment Grant or JDIG. The fund, used to lure major employers to the state, is largely out of money but would get a $22.5 million infusion if legislators approve.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday declared as unconstitutional a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show a woman an ultrasound and describe the images in detail four hours before she can have an abortion.
The decision upholds a lower-court ruling from January and could send the issue to the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON — First District Congressman G. K. Butterfield was unanimously elected Wednesday as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the next two years.
Beginning in January, the North Carolina Democrat will lead the 45-member caucus, the largest group in the organization’s history.