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RALEIGH — Lawmakers blasted the N.C. Department of Transportation for careless overspending, suggesting the DOT is using the coronavirus to “cover up” irresponsible cash management.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation overspent its budget by $742 million last year, a new state audit report shows.

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As a political junkie, I get lots of email pleas from politicians and political advocacy groups. Today, I got one from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Well, not exactly. That’s what the “from” header said, but the message was signed “Team AOC” and delivered via Daily Kos.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s financial woes may be over, but its headaches live on.

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RALEIGH — Road construction will begin to ramp up again early next year, but contractors say they will suffer in the meantime.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Transportation Secretary James Trogdon is a bad manager and should be replaced, says State Treasurer Dale Folwell.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is running out of gas.

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RALEIGH — While the budget stalemate continues, lawmakers are working to pass pieces of the General Fund budget bill with measures that include pay raises for some state employees.

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Monday, 26 August 2019 12:08

COLUMN: Piecemeal budget can resolve impasse

Gov. Roy Cooper insists that Medicaid expansion be part of North Carolina’s budget deal for 2019-20. Republican leaders of the legislature disagree. That’s the main reason why state government has been operating at last year’s spending levels since July 1. It’s the main reason the General Assembly is still in session as we approach the month of September.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County saw the sixth-largest increase across the state in visitor spending for 2018, according to a study announced Thursday.

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