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NC Senate candidates face off

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videoDistrict 9 NC Senate candidates Republican Sen. Michael Lee and Democrat Elizabeth Redenbaugh faced off Wednesday making clear just how different the two candidates are. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Sen. Rabon cited for hitting parked car

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videoWilmington Police have cited a state senator for hitting a car in a downtown Wilmington parking lot Sunday night. In a story that was FIRST ON 3, witnesses claimed Sen. Bill Rabon (R-8th District) hit a car in the lot at 2nd and Princess streets Sunday evening. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Witnesses accuse state senator of hit and run

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videoWitnesses say a state senator was behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident in downtown Wilmington last night. The crew of a movie shooting on Princess Street says they saw Sen. Bill Rabon (R-8th District) drive off after hitting a parked car in a parking lot at 2nd and Princess, but the senator says he had no idea. Full story...
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Rabon reappointed to co-chair Senate transportation committee

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Several Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are taking new leadership roles this spring as colleagues have resigned or plan to retire at year's end. Full story...
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Local governments could face $100 business tax cap

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Legislators at the General Assembly are interested in streamlining how local governments can tax North Carolina businesses in a move that could take away millions of dollars from the state's largest cities. A committee that focuses on tax issues unveiled Wednesday a new version of a bill that would repeal the business privilege license tax municipalities can charge and replace it with a new tax that would be capped at $100 per business location. Full story...
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Few primary challenges for area legislators

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If you head to the polls in southeastern North Carolina this spring for primary elections, there's a good chance you won't see races for the General Assembly on your ballot. There are three senate districts and seven house districts that cover Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. But of those 10 districts, only three will have a primary May 6. Full story...
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Profanity-laced recording of Sen. Rabon's meeting cited in death of puppy mill bill

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videoState Senate leaders said Monday they plan to kill legislation that would regulate so-called puppy mills in North Carolina after an audiotape leaked of a top Republican senator criticizing the bill and the House lawmakers who passed it last year. Full story...
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UPDATED: General Assembly overrides Gov. McCrory's vetoes; Governor disappointed

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video The legislation requires drug-testing for welfare recipients and creates a wider exemption for employers to calculate whether they must access a federal database to determine the legal status of new hires. Full story...
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Moral Monday meets opposition in Southport

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video Moral Monday has swept across the Tar Heel State: from Raleigh, to Charlotte, even Wilmington, and now it has hit the streets of Southport, where protestors for and against the policies of Sen. Bill Rabon have come together and peacefully stated their opinion outside of his veterinary clinic. Full story...
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Rabon sponsors bill to raise speed limit to 75

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videoSen. Bill Rabon filed a bill yesterday in the state legislature that would raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads. The bill would allow the DOT to set a maximum speed limit of 75 miles an hour on certain interstates. Full story...
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Rabon's proposal could sink Skyway project

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video The Cape Fear Skyway was supposed to ease congestion between New Hanover and Brunswick counties. But it might never happen after a proposal from state Sen. Bill Rabon. Years of planning and people getting their hopes up might have been for nothing. Full story...
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Rabon bill would mean sweeping changes to state boards, commissions

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video If a bill in the state Senate becomes law, there will be some big changes on state boards and commissions, including the NC Utilities Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission. The bill proposes dismissing members of the bodies, and letting the governor and Republican-led legislature appoint new members. Full story...
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Rabon pitches bill to kill Coastal Resources Commission

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A bill began moving through the General Assembly on Tuesday that would sweep out the members of several important state boards and commissions so that they could be replaced by appointments by the governor and the GOP-controlled General Assembly. Full story...
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Rabon to co-chair powerful state senate committee

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video Sen. Bill Rabon has been selected to co-chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Rabon, a Republican from Brunswick County, will share the role with fellow Republican Sen. Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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NC House, Senate candidates square off in Brunswick Co.

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video With early voting just hours away, folks in Brunswick County got the chance to meet their candidates. During the political forum, area NC House and Senate candidates squared off on a variety of topics and issues. Full story...
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