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Four GOP senators send puzzling letter to EPA asking for audit of DEQ

BY: - January 31, 2018

While its House counterpart was holding hearings and hammering out legislation, the Senate Select Committee on River Quality has met one time. It has proposed not a single bill. Since Oct. 3, the committee has essentially disappeared. Senate River Quality members, along with the rest of their Senate colleagues, then bailed on a vote to […]

NC Senate caucus insinuates Cooper’s $2.5 million request to address GenX is “simply public relations”

BY: - August 10, 2017

State Senate Republicans, in part responsible for enacting deep budget cuts for environmental programs, seem reluctant to grant Gov. Roy Cooper’s emergency funding request to deal with the chemical GenX in drinking water. Instead, in a letter sent yesterday to the governor, the Republican caucus questioned whether “any additional appropriations could make a meaningful difference in […]

NC Senate confirmations for Cooper appointments expected to take 6 weeks

BY: - January 31, 2017

The Senate confirmation process for eight of Gov. Roy Cooper’s cabinet appointees is expected to take about six weeks, though that schedule is malleable and legislators will move quicker if they can. “I should certainly hope that we can speed it up,” said Sen. Bill Rabon (R-Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender), who is chairman of the […]

Senate Bill 10: Because renting a judge is cheaper

BY: - February 6, 2013

The next time you find yourself wandering the halls of the Wake County Courthouse (or courthouses elsewhere around the state), wondering why your day in court is delayed yet again, you might want to give state Senator Bill Rabon — or his colleagues Sens. Tom Apodaca and Neal Hunt — and thank them personally. Together […]

GOP lawmakers proposing major changes to environmental, consumer boards

BY: - February 5, 2013

Some mighty big changes popped up Tuesday in a Senate Rules committee concerning environmental and consumer boards, after a Republican senator led a successful charge to give Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican-led legislature the ability to reappoint the entire membership of several major boards and commissions. The initial bill, Senate Bill 10, was supposed […]