Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson is a reporter for PolitiFact at The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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The controversial bill on Duke Energy rates, explained: How does it affect customers?

Duke Energy has worked with legislators to pass Senate Bill 559, which would help raise funds for grid modernization and coal ash cleanup. Consumer advocates like Energy Justice NC say it could increase rates.

Trump says North Carolina’s economy is the ‘best’ in state history

President Trump said the economy was the best in the North Carolina’s history during his July 2019 Greenville rally. He is not wrong, but many factors go into measuring the economy, not just total GDP.

Medicaid expansion is at the heart of the budget fight. Here’s what it means for NC.

Medicaid expansion is a priority for Gov. Roy Cooper in the budget negotiations. This is a rundown of what you need to know about the issue.

The legal fight over NC gerrymandering isn’t over. How we got here, and what’s next.

North Carolina legislative district maps may change for the 2020 elections due to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit, even after the Supreme Court decision. Here’s what Republicans and Democrats are arguing.