2014 NC Senate http://wunc.org en NC Senate Tentatively Approves Bill That Would Limit Wake County, Cap Sales Tax At 7.5 percent http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-tentatively-approves-bill-would-limit-wake-county-cap-sales-tax-75-percent <p>North Carolina's sales tax would be capped at 7.25 percent in most of the state under a plan tentatively approved by the Senate on Wednesday afternoon.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:31:17 +0000 Jorge Valencia 39512 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Tentatively Approves Bill That Would Limit Wake County, Cap Sales Tax At 7.5 percent Republican Sales Tax Proposal Would Keep Wake County From Light Rail Plans, Democrats Say http://wunc.org/post/republican-sales-tax-proposal-would-keep-wake-county-light-rail-plans-democrats-say <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:00:33 +0000 Jorge Valencia 39443 at http://wunc.org Republican Sales Tax Proposal Would Keep Wake County From Light Rail Plans, Democrats Say NC Senate Committe Relaxes Restrictions On Proposed County Tax Legislation http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-committe-relaxes-restrictions-proposed-county-tax-legislation <p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:55 +0000 Jorge Valencia 39370 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Committe Relaxes Restrictions On Proposed County Tax Legislation NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, July 21 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-july-21 <p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:01:54 +0000 Jorge Valencia 39245 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, July 21 Police In NC Could Start Tracking License Plates On State Highways http://wunc.org/post/police-nc-could-start-tracking-license-plates-state-highways <p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:28:08 +0000 Jorge Valencia 39123 at http://wunc.org Police In NC Could Start Tracking License Plates On State Highways Moped Drivers: Should They Be Requried To Register Their Mopeds And Buy Insurance? http://wunc.org/post/moped-drivers-should-they-be-requried-register-their-mopeds-and-buy-insurance <p>A North Carolina Senate committee wants to require moped owners to register their mopeds and buy insurance.<br /><br />In North Carolina, mopeds owners can travel on roads without registering their vehicle at the Department of Motor Vehicle, owning insurance or having a valid driver's license.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:19:58 +0000 Jorge Valencia 39057 at http://wunc.org Moped Drivers: Should They Be Requried To Register Their Mopeds And Buy Insurance? NC Senate Tentatively Approves Plan To Close Duke Energy Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-tentatively-approves-plan-close-duke-energy-coal-ash-ponds-within-15-years <p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:32:08 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37871 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Tentatively Approves Plan To Close Duke Energy Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years NC Senate Leaders Want Duke Energy To Close Its Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-leaders-want-duke-energy-close-its-coal-ash-ponds-within-15-years <p> At the North Carolina General Assembly, key members of the Senate will take their first vote today on a coal ash proposal. Lawmakers have been grappling all year with possible contamination from 33 coal ash ponds Duke Energy has across the state.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:49:04 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37404 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Leaders Want Duke Energy To Close Its Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years NC Senate Committee Recommends Candidate Who Could Tip Balance Of Worker’s Compensation Commission http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-committee-recommends-candidate-who-could-tip-balance-worker-s-compensation-commission <p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:14:13 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37172 at http://wunc.org Senate Bill Would Require Charter Schools To Disclose Salaries http://wunc.org/post/senate-bill-would-require-charter-schools-disclose-salaries <p></p><p>A Senate Education Committee has approved a bill that makes certain that charter schools are subject to the same public records and open meetings laws as traditional public schools.</p><p>The bill comes at a time when charter schools are thriving in North Carolina - 26 new schools are set to open in the fall.</p><p>Charter schools are run by private nonprofit boards, but get public money from the state.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">For that reason, lawmakers say charter schools should be bound by the same state public record laws as traditional schools. </span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:52:05 +0000 Reema Khrais 37109 at http://wunc.org Senate Bill Would Require Charter Schools To Disclose Salaries