Legislature

  • Impasse Snags PFAS, Clean Water Funding

    Research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and millions of dollars in funding for clean water and parks and recreation trust funds are caught up in the ongoing state budget deadlock.

  • Brown Says Wind Energy Bill Dead For Now

    Sen. Harry Brown said last week during his testimony in a partisan redistricting trial that his measure to limit sites for wind energy projects won’t be taken up again this session.

  • Cooper Signs Shellfish Aquaculture Bill

    The governor has signed recently passed bill to dramatically overhaul North Carolina’s shellfish leasing program creates new shellfish enterprise areas and establishes three large-scale leases in Pamlico Sound.

  • Reworked Bill to Limit Wind Energy Advances

    A version of a bill to restrict where wind energy development may happen in North Carolina that had stalled earlier this session passed the Senate this week but may undergo another revision.

  • Retooled Shellfish Leasing Bill Advances

    Legislation authorizing expanded shellfish leasing in state waters advanced this week in the N.C. General Assembly, giving hope for success after a similar bill failed last year.

  • Senate Lowers Bottom Line on PFAS Funding

    A big difference in the Senate’s version of the state budget and the House’s and governor’s proposals is how it addresses emerging contaminants such as polyfluoroalkyl substances.

  • Senate Budget Puts Tighter Hold on DEQ

    The Senate released Tuesday its $24 billion, two-year spending plan, with big differences from the House and Cooper budgets that include environmental programs and DEQ funding.

  • Brown to Revive Bill Limiting Wind Energy

    Sen. Harry Brown says he plans to bring back legislation that stalled earlier this session that would make nearly the entire N.C. coast off limits to wind energy development.

  • House Budget Funds Recovery, Resilience

    The House’s version of the state budget includes new spending on disaster relief and recovery and resiliency plans, but DEQ funding to address emerging contaminants comes up short.