Budget

08.08.2014

Now You See It... Now You Don't

Topics: Budget, Coastal management, Outer Banks

Some controversial coastal provisions that were included in earlier versions didn't make it into the final state budget that Gov. Pat McCrory signed yesterday. More >

06.30.2014

Environmental Bills Chug Along

Topics: Budget, Legislature, Wetlands

Last week, while tempers flared in the N.C. General Assembly over the state budget, the long-awaited coal ash legislation passed the state Senate and the House approved its versions of a diverse set of regulatory changes. More >

06.11.2014

The House Budget and the Environment

Topics: Budget, Fisheries, Legislature, Outer Banks, State parks, Terminal groins

The N.C. House released its version of the state budget, which contains a few conservation surprises. More >

06.09.2014

Teaching Center and Budget Math

Topics: Budget, Education, Northeast Coast, Outer Banks

The N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching has made it through the N.C. Senate budget after being eliminated in Gov. Pat McCrory's version. Next up is the N.C. House. More >

06.06.2014

Budget Cuts Threaten Shellfish Monitoring

Topics: Budget, Legislature, Marine Science

Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal cuts university marine centers and closes a state office that monitors shellfish waters. More >

06.02.2014

Senate Budget and the Environment

Topics: Budget, Legislature

Medicaid cuts and teacher raises grabbed the headlines, but the N.C. Senate's proposed state budget contains numerous provisions that would affect environmental policy on the coast. More >

05.15.2014

Coal Ash, Budget Dominate Opening Day

Topics: Budget, Legislature

Gov. Pat McCrory yesterday introduced a bill to clean up four coal-ash sites, including one near Wilmington, and unveiled his budget proposal on the first day of the legislative session. More >

03.14.2014

Venerable Lab Under Budget Axe

Topics: Budget, Central Coast, Marine Science

The second-oldest federal fisheries laboratory in the country will have to close its doors in Carteret County if Congress passes President Obama’s 2015 federal budget. More >

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