Severe budget cuts have threatened the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the main source of money used to buy ecologically important land across the state.
Coastal Policy to Remain Intact… for Now
State Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, a Jacksonville Republican and co-chair of the committee that’s reviewing state regulations, said he doesn’t expect any quick changes to coastal policy.
Regulatory ‘Reform’ Starts to Take Shape
One person’s regulatory “burden” is often another’s protection. Striking the balance between the two is often difficult. North Carolina’s recent push to “reform” its regulations and rule-making processes is proving especially so.
Doctors Warn About Gutting State Air Program
The legislature’s “reckless attack” on the program to protect people from toxic emissions, they say, would end with more sick North Carolinians.
State’s Toxic Air Program Threatened
Industry is pushing legislators to drastically modify a state program that protects people from toxic air emissions.
Coastal Sketch: Harry Brown, the N.C. Senate’s ‘Fixer’
State Sen. Harry Brown of Jacksonville is the majority leader and the coast’s highest-ranking legislative leader. A well-known car dealer, Brown talks about juggling his business life with a hectic schedule in Raleigh and his ability as a “fixer.”