The state Senate's $21 billion spending plan, which includes a 2.3 percent increase in spending for the state, is expected to move through committee this week. The 2.3 percent increase in spending would include about $1 billion to control Medicaid costs and about $53 million for education reform.
5/19/2013 - By: Loretta Boniti
The public will get a chance Monday to hear more about a plan that could bring tolls to Interstate 95. The state Department of Transportation says the tolls are needed to back the cost of upgrades. So over the last six months, DOT officials have been conducting an economic assessment study.
5/13/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee's proposed 2014 budget of nearly $2 billion includes a 7 percent city property tax increase, which would be the first for the city in more than five years. It also includes increases for Charlotte utility customers to pay for the proposed capital improvement plan.
5/13/2013 - By: Leslie Mayes
The value of homes for sale are on the rise because of the increase in demand and shortage of inventory. According to the National Association of Realtors, home prices nationwide in the first quarter have showed the best year-over year performance in more than seven years.
5/12/2013 - By: Jennifer Serda
Thousands of race fans will descend on Charlotte Motor Speedway this week. The campgrounds opened Sunday and some people were already moving in for race week. Speedway officials expect 15,000 to 20,000 campers to show up for race week.
5/12/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
Senate Republicans have rolled out a tax plan in Raleigh that would subject almost all services to sales tax. The tax overhaul proposal would make North Carolina's sales tax base one of the broadest in the country and subject nearly all consumer activities and products to the combined local and state rate.
5/12/2013 - By: Associated Press