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NC senators work Wednesday, leave town as storm approaches

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The North Carolina Senate wrapped up its work for the week a day early to avoid any encounters with an approaching winter storm. But it stuck around longer than the House. Full story...
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NC Senate response to gay marriage rulings is approved

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videoSome North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties - including same-sex marriages - under legislation given the state Senate's approval. Full story...
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NC Museum of History uses exhibit to push for tax credit

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The NC Museum of History is using an exhibit of photographs of abandoned buildings to push for the restoration of the historic preservation tax credit. Full story...
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New bill would restore film, historic preservation tax incentives

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videoA bill filed today in Raleigh calls for restoring several tax incentives, including credits for film projects and historic preservation. Full story...
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Controversial gas tax bill clears NC Senate

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A controversial bill that would lower North Carolina's gas tax now but leave open the possibility of seeing it climb again down the road has clear the Senate. Full story...
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Cost drivers, fiscal picture topics at NC budget meeting

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An invitation has gone out to essentially the entire North Carolina Legislature to hear about the state's fiscal picture and what's expected to drive costs in the next two-year budget. Full story...
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NC gasoline tax reformulation gets initial Senate approval

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Senators have given their initial OK to reworking North Carolina's gasoline tax. Supporters say it provides quick relief to motorists but opponents argue it's a tax increase in disguise. Full story...
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Economists predict $271M NC government shortfall this year

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Economists at the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory's administration agree for now there will be a small shortfall this fiscal year relative to North Carolina's $21 billion state government budget. Full story...
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NC Republican senators offering quick gas tax cut

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A quick cut in North Carolina's gasoline tax proposed by Senate Republicans could bring higher tax rates to the pump later this decade. Full story...
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NC protests continue next week in Raleigh in run-up to march

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Protesters of policies backed by the North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory will have a frequent presence in Raleigh leading up to a yearly march promoting what organizers call a "moral" agenda. The Rev. William Barber of the state NAACP talked Thursday about the run-up to the ninth annual rally Feb. 14 in downtown Raleigh. Full story...
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