Daily Archives: April 9, 2014

Second-term North Carolina Republicans gain in new effectiveness rankings

With a supermajority in the state legislature, Republicans claimed the top 15 spots in both houses in the new rankings of legislators’ effectiveness released today by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research. President Pro Tem of the Senate Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) top the rankings for the second time in a row.

National Forests in North Carolina implements fee increases for 2014 season

The National Forests in North Carolina are implementing changes to fees at seven recreation sites in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests for the 2014 season. The fee changes were approved in March, after careful consideration of public comments, including the recommendations of the Southern Region’s Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC). All fees were evaluated to ensure that the level of benefits and services provided are commensurate with the fee and that fees are comparable to similar public and private sites. The Forest Service will implement the fee changes beginning May 7, 2014.