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Thursday - April 17, 2014
Gov. McCrory Has Announced A New Plan To Tackle Coal Ash Basins

RALEIGH -- Governor Pat McCrory announced a plan Wednesday that would address coal ash ponds and strengthen environmental and health regulations. The initiative would result in the conversion or closure of all the state’s coal ash ponds, close loopholes in state law to strengthen the state’s ability to regulate coal ash ponds, eliminate special exemptions for utilities and increase regulatory authority to ensure dam safety and protect water quality.

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Conservatives Tout Tax Reform On Tax Deadline

RALEIGH -- The tax deadline of April 15th gave conservatives an opportunity to tout the tax reform that was passed through the General Assembly last year. Governor Pat McCrory says there was need for an alteration for the Tar Heel state to remain competitive.

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NC Supreme Court Heard Arguments Involving Role Of Race In Death Sentence

RALEIGH -- North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws. The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases involving convicted murderers whose trials were scrutinized under the now-repealed Racial Justice Act. Prosecutor Danielle Elder argued the death penalty should be reinstated in the cases.

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Same-Sex Ban Supporters Have Responded To Recent Legal Action

RALEIGH -- Supporters of the constitutional ban on gay marriage say there was no need for an additional legal action this week. Tammi Fitzgerald with the North Carolina Values Coalition says her group and others also want to make sure the will of the voters is fully represented by the state.

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