Art Pope http://wunc.org en State Lawmakers Clash Over Medicaid Projections http://wunc.org/post/state-lawmakers-clash-over-medicaid-projections <p>Governor McCrory and leaders in the state House are trying to speed up budget negotiations, but without much success so far. They’ve introduced a bill that’s a kind of mini-budget to give teachers 5 percent raises in case House and Senate leaders can’t agree on a comprehensive spending plan. But the biggest sticking point in the negotiations is over Medicaid. Thursday morning, State Budget Director Art Pope appeared before a Senate Finance Committee to answer senators’ questions.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:27:07 +0000 Jessica Jones 37998 at http://wunc.org State Lawmakers Clash Over Medicaid Projections Meet NC Budget Director Art Pope http://wunc.org/post/meet-nc-budget-director-art-pope <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2012, Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> selected Art Pope to serve as the state’s budget director.</span></p><p>Pope has a long history in North Carolina politics and government. The attorney and businessman served in the legislature before launching several charitable organizations and think tanks centered on libertarian principles. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:03:28 +0000 Frank Stasio & Anita Rao 36868 at http://wunc.org Meet NC Budget Director Art Pope Bill Moyers Turns His Lens On North Carolina And Politics http://wunc.org/post/bill-moyers-turns-his-lens-north-carolina-and-politics <p>Bill Moyers takes an in-depth look at the changing political climate here in North Carolina this week in a new documentary, State of Conflict: North Carolina.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/82605522" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/82605522">State of Conflict: North Carolina</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user9013478">BillMoyers.com</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>Here's how Moyers frames the story:</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:05:30 +0000 Carol Jackson 28474 at http://wunc.org Bill Moyers Turns His Lens On North Carolina And Politics Fact Checking Art Pope And William Barber’s Impromptu Debate http://wunc.org/post/fact-checking-art-pope-and-william-barber-s-impromptu-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An </span><a href="http://wunc.org/post/nc-budget-chief-debates-top-critic" style="line-height: 1.5;">accidental debate</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> between state budget director Art Pope and state NAACP President Rev. William Barber this month was a rare chance encounter between two of the best known conservative and liberal voices in state politics.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:07:48 +0000 Jorge Valencia 27174 at http://wunc.org Fact Checking Art Pope And William Barber’s Impromptu Debate NC Budget Chief Debates With Top Critic http://wunc.org/post/nc-budget-chief-debates-top-critic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Rev. William Barber, who led weekly protests this year against laws passed by North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature, gathered with a few of his supporters Monday outside the state budget office to criticize a man they say supports policies that hurt poor people.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:28:42 +0000 Jorge Valencia 26725 at http://wunc.org NC Budget Chief Debates With Top Critic State Officials And Lawmakers Discuss Rural Center's Future http://wunc.org/post/state-officials-and-lawmakers-discuss-rural-centers-future <p>State lawmakers in Raleigh held a meeting Tuesday to discuss moving funding from some non-profit groups to the <a href="http://www.nccommerce.com/">state Department of Commerce</a>. The joint oversight commission included an update on the shrinking of the state’s <a href="http://www.ncruralcenter.org/">Rural Economic Development Center</a>, a formerly powerful organization that provided grants to rural areas. Most of the center’s assets are in the process of shifting to the Department of Commerce.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:39:42 +0000 Jessica Jones 24924 at http://wunc.org State Officials And Lawmakers Discuss Rural Center's Future