The North Carolina State Data Center (SDC) is a consortium of state and local agencies established in cooperation with the US Bureau of the Census to provide the public with data about North Carolina and its component geographic areas.
The State Board of Elections is the agency in charge of administering the election process, and disclosing the campaign finance reports in North Carolina. Their website is a good source for voter information, election laws and statutes, and statistical data.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is the agency charged with implementing the State’s public school laws and the State Board of Education’s policies and procedures governing pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public education.
NCCCS is the agency that oversees the community colleges across the state. Their website lists all the schools associated, gives updated statistics about the student population, and the latest news and events.
The University of North Carolina is a public, multi-campus university dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. It encompasses the 16 diverse constituent institutions and other educational, research, and public service organizations.
The DMA oversees the Medicaid Program in North Carolina. The website contains pertinent information about Medicaid benefits and eligibility, associated legislation, budgetary and annual reports, and recent news.
NCHC is a fee-for-service program providing free or low-cost health insurance for children and teens up to their 19th birthday. The benefits covered by NCHC are the same as the benefits covered by the State Employees Health Plan. Vision, dental, and hearing services are also covered and follow the same guidelines as Medicaid.
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record consists of four sections: the Daily Digest, the House section, the Senate section, and the Extension of Remarks. At the back of each daily issue is the “Daily Digest,” which summarizes the day’s floor and committee activities and serves as a table of contents for each issue.
As the U.S. government’s official web portal, FirstGov.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. FirstGov.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.
U. S. House of Representatives website contains schedule information, links to legislation information, links to house websites for officials and committees, a directory, and general information and news about the House.
U. S. Senate website lists the floor schedule of the Senate, as well as the committee meetings and hearings. Website also contains legislation information, a directory of Senators, including their voting history, committee assignments, and links to their websites. The website also is a great source for statistical data concerning actions and decisions of the Senate.
The Department of Administration acts as the business manager for North Carolina state government. The department oversees Government Operations such as building construction, purchasing and contracting for goods and services, managing state vehicles, acquiring and disposing of real property, internal services, and operating auxiliary services such as courier mail delivery and the sale of state and federal surplus property.
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services operates regulatory and service programs that ensure the availability of life-sustaining food and natural fiber, free of adulteration and contamination and produced in a manner consistent with environmentally sound production practices; and to operate programs to benefit consumers and agricultural producers, to protect the environment, health, and economic well-being of North Carolina citizens and business enterprises.
Department of Correction is responsible for the administration of prisoners, parole process, and many other aspects dealing with law offenders. The departments website is a good source for statistical data about prisoner population and demographics, and consist of many links to the different programs, and divisions.
The Department of Crime Control and Public Safety coordinates the state’s homeland security efforts, helping hurricane victims recover from disaster, making the highways safe for the motoring public, defending the nation against foreign enemies, ensuring kids don’t buy alcohol or tobacco, providing assistance to local government agencies, helping crime victims, fighting fires, or responding to any of the number of requests for our services, CCPS always answers the call.
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources serves North Carolina’s citizens across the state in an outreach to broaden minds and spirits, preserve history and culture, and to recognize and promote our cultural resources as an essential element of the state’s economic and social well-being. The department is comprised of the Office of Archives and History and the Office of Arts and Libraries
DENR is the lead stewardship agency for the preservation and protection of North Carolina’s outstanding natural resources. The organization administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public’s health. Through its natural resource divisions, DENR works to protect fish, wildlife and wilderness areas.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the largest agency in state government, responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing the human service needs for fragile populations like the mentally ill, deaf, blind and developmentally disabled, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence. Website is a great resource for statistical data, contains links to all the different programs and divisions.
Department is implemented to provide a seamless, comprehensive juvenile justice system. Website provides relevant legislation, research discoveries, statistics of North Carolina, and provides prevention, invention and treatment programs.
The N.C. Department of Labor is charged with promoting the “health, safety and general well-being” of more than 4 million workers in the state. The department serves the needs of the workplace through a variety of programs aimed at making the employees of North Carolina safe.
The Department of State Treasurer is responsible for acting as the state’s banker and investment officer, administering public employee retirement systems, assisting municipalities across the state, and managing the escheat and abandon property program.
Department of Transportation deals directly with all facets of land commuting in North Carolina. The department also issues licenses, maintains road and railways, ferries, and incorporates the newly implemented traffic light cameras.
Governor’s website is dedicated to providing information about the Governor’s role which consists of many links to programs across the state, access to cabinet information, highlights the Governor’s policies, agenda, and actions.
Website provides complete access to Legislative actions such as laws, resolutions, government documents, bill directory, and session calendars. The website allows those interested to look up the voting, sponsoring and biological information of all North Carolina Representatives by either district or zip code.
In the aftermath of the repeal of HB2, NC Policy Watch is looking to identify areas of common ground that may provide avenues for progress in this controversial area of North Carolina public policy. We are polling all 170 members of the North Carolina General Assembly to gauge their attitudes on one simple and straightforward question:
Do you think it should be legal or illegal to fire employees because they are gay?