North Carolina - Coronavirus Press Clips Archive

NC lawmakers want Cooper to seek Trump's extended benefits

Associated Press – 8/11/2020

Confusion for unemployed NC workers, after Trump orders new benefits

Raleigh News & Observer - 8/10/2020

Bracing for budget cuts: Slashing expected at NC Department of Environmental Quality

Carolina Public Press – 8/3/2020


Housekeepers at NC universities worry about safety as students move back into dorms

Raleigh News & Observer - 7/31/2020

Suit again targets N.C. private school scholarship program

Associated Press – 7/27/2020

No tuition refunds, contingency budget cuts: UNC schools ready for reopening challenges

Raleigh News & Observer - 7/23/2020

North Carolina governor: General Assembly should reexamine state's unemployment benefit system

The Center Square – 7/22/2020

UNC campuses must submit plans for 50% budget cuts as COVID-19 worst case scenario

News & Observer – 7/18/2020

NC’s budget might not recover from coronavirus until 2023. Cooper wants federal help.

News & Observer – 7/17/2020

Carolina students to have mix of online, in-person school
Associated Press – 7/14/2020

After losing $300M in funding, COVID-19 budget cuts affect roadside cleanup
ABC 11 – 7/14/2020

N.C. nears 1.9 million initial unemployment insurance benefit claims during pandemic

Winston Salem Journal - 7/13/2020

Several Veto Override Attempts at N.C. Legislature Fail
Associated Press – 7/8/2020

Bill concerning NCDOT budget goes into law without Governor Cooper's signature

WLOS – 7/6/2020

N.C. reaches nine-week high in daily unemployment insurance benefit claims' payments surpass $5 billion

Winston Salem Journal - 7/6/2020

Governor signs Medicaid transformation bill; new format projected to start in July 2021

Winston Salem Journal - 7/3/2020

North Carolina on the brink of transforming Medicaid for 2 million people

Winston Salem Journal - 7/3/2020


Cooper signs bills into law on prisoner education, cybersecurity and teaching programs

Raleigh News & Observer - 6/30/2020

Virtual Public School courses need work, N.C. state audit says

Winston Salem Journal - 6/30/2020

N.C. surpasses 1.1 million claimants for state, federal unemployment insurance benefits

Winston Salem Journal - 6/30/2020

Medicaid transformation bill clears legislature; governor is expected to approve

Winston Salem Journal - 6/26/2020

N.C. governor signs bill giving $350 bonuses to teachers
Associated Press – 6/26/2020

North Carolina legislative work nearing an end, for now
Associated Press – 6/25/2020

Cooper requires masks, keeps NC in Phase Two in effort to slow coronavirus spread

Raleigh News & Observer - 6/24/2020

Medicaid transformation bill advances to N.C. House floor after removal of potential penalty payments

Winston Salem Journal - 6/24/2020

Transportation spending, governing changes heading to Cooper

Winston Salem Journal - 6/24/2020

If college dorms close early again, some N.C. students might not get housing refunds

Winston Salem Journal - 6/23/2020

Every state prison inmate in N.C. will be tested for coronavirus, including those at Forsyth Correctional Center in Winston-Salem

Winston Salem Journal - 6/19/2020

N.C. House revises, OKs education, road bond referendum

Winston Salem Journal - 6/18/2020

One-time bonuses for N.C. teachers head to Cooper's desk

Associated Press – 6/17/2020

Carolina Medicaid bill delays managed care until mid-2021

Associated Press – 6/16/2020

North Carolina bill would use $645M from COVID-19 relief fund for state employee payroll

The Center Square – 6/16/2020

NC Senate approves teacher pay bill, tables pitch for larger bonuses

WRAL – 6/16/2020

Unemployed, uninsured overlap is sobering COVID-19 reality in North Carolina

Winston Salem Journal - 6/14/2020

Medicaid transformation funding bill clears second Senate committee step

Winston Salem Journal - 6/11/2020

Financially strapped NCDOT has 'a lot of concern' about weathering hurricane season

ABC11 – 6/11/2020

Governor's veto of bar re-opening bill not likely to be last of 2020 session

Winston Salem Journal - 6/6/2020

For the first time in five years, opioid overdose deaths declined in NC in 2018

Raleigh News & Observer - 6/6/2020

Bill Earmarks $300M More COVID-19 Funds for N.C. Government

Associated Press – 6/3/2020


N.C. economy took another major economic hit in April

Winston Salem Journal - 5/29/2020

Bars would reopen under bill passed by N.C. legislature; governor says it's too soon, veto possible

Winston Salem Journal - 5/28/2020

North Carolina budget writers brace for $5B shortfall

The Center Square – 5/27/2020

N.C. bond packages resurface after veto crumbled cash plan
Associated Press – 5/26/2020

NC faces a big budget shortfall. Will Congress deliver billions in aid? And when?

Charlotte Observer – 5/24/2020

North Carolina state revenue will take $4B hit from pandemic, forecast says
Associated Press – 5/22/2020

N.C. bills seeks millions in federal CARES funding for Greensboro

Winston Salem Journal - 5/22/2020

GOP Senate leaders push new Medicaid bill. Unlikely to survive veto by governor

Winston Salem Journal - 5/20/2020

N.C. Senate Republicans unveil budget must-haves amid economic downturn

Winston Salem Journal - 5/19/2020

Legislators worried about shortfalls as N.C. session resumes

Associated Press – 5/18/2020

State budget, lower tax revenue headline resumption of 2020 legislative session

Winston Salem Journal - 5/17/2020

North Carolina lawmakers anticipate more than $3 billion budget shortfall

WLOS – 5/15/2020

Coronavirus cases pass 15,000 in North Carolina, as testing increases. Deaths top 550.

News & Observer – 5/11/2020

U.S. jobless rate reaches 14.7% in April; N.C. rate likely similar or higher

Winston Salem Journal - 5/8/2020

N.C. unemployment insurance benefit claims on rise again

Winston Salem Journal - 5/5/2020

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signs $1.6 billion COVID-19 bills

Pilot Online – 5/5/2020

As NCDOT cash runs low, the state coronavirus relief law doesn’t provide much help

News & Observer – 5/4/2020

Governor prepares to provide final reopen N.C. details

Winston Salem Journal - 5/4/2020

Unemployment changes and small business loans become law with signature of Governor Roy Cooper

Winston Salem Journal - 5/4/2020

Limited Medicaid expansion for COVID-19 testing approved by legislature; Wake Forest Baptist gains $23M in funding

Winston Salem Journal - 5/2/2020

Legislators approve small-business loans, motor vehicle and tax filing reprieves

Winston Salem Journal - 5/2/2020


N.C. House OKs bill to give drivers extra time for vehicle inspection, registration renewal

Winston Salem Journal - 4/30/2020

State House, Senate advance COVID-19 spending plans for North Carolina

Fayetteville Observer – 4/30/2020

Even with consensus talk, gap remains for NC virus aid bills

Associated Press – 4/29/2020

N.C. House advances public health, small business loan bills to floor

Winston Salem Journal - 4/29/2020

Temporary and limited Medicaid expansion likely to clear legislature

Winston Salem Journal - 4/28/2020

Small business loans, relaxed unemployment claims and delayed tax filing deadlines included in NC House committee bill

Winston Salem Journal - 4/28/2020

North Carolina session to begin with COVID-19 aid consensus

Associated Press – 4/27/2020

Rating agency says federal COVID-relief funds for hospitals are not enough

Winston Salem Journal - 4/27/2020

Senate leader pledges no override vote on governor's state budget veto during 2020 session

Winston Salem Journal - 4/24/2020

Gov. Cooper outlines budget plan for spending COVID-19 relief aid

Associated Press – 4/24/2020

Governor approves executive order allowing employers to assist furloughed workers without affecting jobless benefits

Winston Salem Journal - 4/21/2020

$90 million could be available for small businesses under loan program. Bill must get approval from General Assembly.

Winston Salem Journal - 4/21/2020

Unemployment benefit claims in North Carolina surpass 670,000; federal, state payments near $500 million

Winston Salem Journal - 4/20/2020

North Carolina governor: More COVID-19 test supplies needed

Associated Press – 4/17/2020

Governor considering re-opening state by regions; no new COVID-19 cases reported in Forsyth on Thursday

Winston Salem Journal - 4/17/2020

$40M for small businesses in NC? State panel discussing emergency loans

Winston Salem Journal - 4/14/2020

More than half a million in NC have applied for unemployment

Winston Salem Journal - 4/10/2020

Child care advocates plead for NC legislators to add funding to stay open

Winston Salem Journal - 4/10/2020

NC heading for a recession, if it’s not already here, budget office says...

Daily Record – 4/9/2020

More deaths spur new North Carolina nursing home directives

Associated Press – 4/8/2020

Coronavirus means rough road ahead for NCDOT

WRAL – 4/8/2020

Staying home costs money. How will COVID-19 affect local NC government services, taxes?

News & Observer – 4/7/2020

NC legislators prepare initial round of COVID-19 bills

Carolina Public Press – 4/7/2020

Limited NC unemployment benefits become stark reality for recipients

Winston Salem Journal - 4/5/2020

Struggles to file unemployment benefit claims frustrate applicants, officials

Winston Salem Journal - 4/5/2020

Legislative economist predicts billion-dollar hit to revenue

Associated Press – 4/3/2020

Gov. Cooper: We haven't reached our peak in North Carolina but 'we're going to get through this'

WTVD – 4/2/2020