April 25, 2013 -
Vouchers, scholarship grants, and similar programs providing public support for private schools have become popular in recent decades -- but they've also become notorious for fraud and other serious problems.
April 5, 2013 -
The environmental advocacy group Food & Water Watch has called on North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to investigate apparent financial conflicts of interest involving state officials responsible for fracking oversight.
April 2, 2013 -
A hearing is set for tomorrow on legislation to repeal North Carolina's renewable energy standard -- part of a nationwide attack on such laws being mounted by groups with fossil-fuel industry ties.
March 29, 2013 -
An email exchange between John Droz of the fossil fuel-funded American Tradition Institute and an attorney with the North Carolina Public Staff led to the introduction of a controversial bill that would have made it harder for the agency to do its work on behalf of the public.
March 29, 2013 -
The state's Republican leaders are trying to solve a problem they created so they can help themselves politically by solving it. They might be undermining democracy, but you have to give them credit for their brazenness.
March 26, 2013 -
A provision of the North Carolina constitution designed to suppress the black vote is no longer enforceable under the Voting Rights Act, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to give voters a second chance to remove it.
March 14, 2013 -
Of the four primary sponsors behind new legislation to repeal North Carolina's groundbreaking renewable energy law, three have documented ties to the fossil fuel-funded conservative policy group that's been gunning for renewables.
March 1, 2013 -
A proposal to speed up the state's timetable for fracking has passed the North Carolina Senate and now moves to the state House, where the speaker has expressed concerns about the legislation.