Gov. Pat McCrory wants to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program by having managed care companies offer health care plans for poor, elderly and disabled people.
The Defense of Religion Act of 2013 didn't have a prayer. It asked North Carolina’s General Assembly to disregard the First Amendment to the Constitution. The state representatives who introduced it didn’t expect it to pass. If it had, state law wouldn't have changed. Jeanette Doran, NCICL Executive Director, is quoted in the article explaining the interpretation of the fourteenth amendment.
The newsletter for the Administrative Law Section of the NC Bar Association included NCICL's white paper on the NC Board of Education being subject to the Administrative Procedures Act.
After weeks of protest from civil rights lawyers, immigrant advocates, Democrats and religious leaders, the state Division of Motor Vehicles revealed Thursday that it has removed an unpopular pink stripe from the design of driver’s licenses that will be issued, starting next week, to young immigrants in a federal program that postpones their deportation for two years.
The politically volatile issue of whether North Carolina should require voters to have photo identification brought an overflow crowd and emotional testimony to the legislature Tuesday.
Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday that no state money would be available for the Carolina Panthers, complicating the team’s bid for public money to help upgrade Bank of America Stadium.
UnitedHealthcare announced Tuesday that it will hire about 500 new employees at its local office this year and another 100 at other offices across the state. The new jobs will give the health insurance company about 3,500 employees in Greensboro and a total of about 4,800 employees in North Carolina.
Many are feeling the bite from the sharp increase in payroll taxes that took effect at the beginning of January. There are growing signs that the broader economy is suffering, too.
It is said that a person’s home is his castle, but it is apparently not a personal billboard, at least according to a recent decision from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. In Brown v. Town of Cary, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 1423 (4th Cir., Jan 22, 2013), that court held that a homeowner had no free speech right to put a “Screwed by the Town of Cary” message on his home to voice displeasure with local government activities.
Folks in these parts are used to jobs connected to the textile industry moving overseas but a Chinese company is locating here and creating nearly 80 jobs. Catawba County Economic Development Corp. announced on Thursday that Wuxi Taiji Paper Industry Co. Ltd. is putting its first US manufacturing location in Conover and will hire 78 workers over the next four years. The company is buying the former Prestige Pillow 50,000-square-foot building, located at 405 Wortha Herman Road SW in Conover. It plans to invest $3 million, say EDC officials.