Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper was noncommittal during a Monday, May 4 news conference on whether the state will begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions on May 8, or extend the order.


RALEIGH — Appropriation leaders in the House and Senate are busy working behind closed doors to find consensus on a COVID-19 relief package. 

RALEIGH — The House is wasting little time addressing the challenges COVID-19 has posed to North Carolina. It’s pushing a roughly $1.7 billion omnibus bill to provide relief to North Carolina from the COVID-19 outbreak.

RALEIGH — Students won’t return to classrooms this school year, but instead will continue learning from home.

RALEIGH — The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Education working group has approved an education omnibus bill providing regulatory relief and support for North Carolina’s K-12 and higher education systems.

ROCKINGHAM — Gary Salamido, president of the NC Chamber, is the lone business representative on Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 task force.

RALEIGH — As hundreds of protesters marched on the capital to contest statewide stay-at-home orders, Gov. Roy Cooper announced the next steps in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak, including a new executive order to help those out of work.

RALEIGH — It’s irresponsible of some politicians to use faith to lure people into endangering themselves, their family, and their own congregation, Gov. Roy Cooper said during a Friday, April 17, news conference.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper wants people to think about reopening the economy as a light dimmer, not an on/off switch. 

Easing restrictions won’t happen at once, the governor said in a news conference Wednesday, April 15. North Carolinians can expect a staggered approach to reopening the economy and allowing life to return to some semblance of normality. 

RALEIGH — The Economic Support working group of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 has approved a bill waiving the accrual of interest on taxes paid between April 15 and the new July 15 deadline. 

The N.C. Department of Revenue waived late fees when the state decided to extend the tax deadline to July 15, but legislation is required to waive the accrual of interest on deferred payments.  

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