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House overrides Perdue veto of student loan opt-out

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The House has overridden a veto by Gov. Bev Perdue on legislation to give all North Carolina community colleges the ability to decline to offer certain low-interest federal student loans. Full story...
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NC Senate budget proposal heads to committee vote

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Senate Republicans are talking up fiscal restraint in their proposed North Carolina state government budget for next year. Full story...
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The Rant: June 11, 2012

Forced annexation is dead in North Carolina. It's the end of a long and costly battle.

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Gov. Perdue won't block forced annexation changes

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A bill allowing people who live in unincorporated areas to vote to halt forced annexations by towns and cities will become law now that Gov. Bev Perdue has refused to sign it. Full story...
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Perdue offers sweepstakes machines tax option for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue wants North Carolina legislators to tax video sweepstakes machines as long as they're legal for more education money since lawmakers won't accept her earlier proposal to raise the sales tax. Full story...
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McCrory unveils new TV ad linking Dalton, Perdue

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Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory is trying to reinforce a connection between Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and departing North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue in a new television commercial. Full story...
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Trials delayed in Perdue campaign flight probe

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The trials of two people linked to Gov. Bev Perdue's 2008 gubernatorial campaign have been delayed while rulings on motions they filed to have their cases dismissed are appealed. Full story...
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House gives final approval to anti-annexation bills

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The state House of Representatives has given final approval to two bills blocking forced annexation in North Carolina. Full story...
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Anti-annexation bills clear another hurdle in Raleigh

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video Forced annexation may soon be dead in North Carolina. The state House of Representatives voted today to move forward with two bills that would give residents a voice in the decision. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 seek pardons from Perdue

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video Ten North Carolina youths sent to prison in the 1970s who became known as the Wilmington 10 are seeking pardons of innocence from Gov. Bev Perdue before she leaves office this year. Full story...
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THE RANT: Perdue proving to be lamest duck

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video There are few greater signs of failure in politics then a term-limited incumbent choosing not to run for reelection. Gov. Bev Perdue can say she chose not to run again so she could spend her final year in office fighting for education, but there's little doubt that she chose to pass on a run for a second term to avoid what many expected to be a potentially embarrassing loss in November. But the way things are going, she'll be hard pressed to avoid embarrassment in general. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mississippi leaders, residents fire back after Perdue's insult

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Gov. Phil Bryant issued the following statement in response to the derogatory remarks about Mississippi made by North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue... Full story...
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Judge hears motions in NC governor campaign probe

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The lawyer for a New Bern man accused of hiding private flight donations to Gov. Beverly Perdue's 2008 campaign says his client provided all the information campaign officials asked of him and questions how he could have done anything differently. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue: 'We look like Mississippi'

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North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue had strong words Friday when asked about Tuesday's vote on Amendment One. "We look like Mississippi," the governor told reporters in Greenville. Full story...
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Republican lawmakers say Perdue budget, tax hike 'ain't gonna fly'

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget includes a big boost for education, but it relies heavily on more money out of your wallet. The $20.9 billion spending plan depends on a sales tax increase. Full story...
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