General Assembly
NAACP leaders removed NC House gallery after commotion
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 3:42pm.

North Carolina General Assembly police arrested six people after a group began chanting in the gallery of the state House minutes before the start of a civil rights rally.

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NC Senate committees begin discussing budget bill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 2:13pm.

Senate Republicans unveiling their $19 billion plan for North Carolina state government say there's plenty for Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to like in this budget, and they hope it's enough to win her signature.

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Perdue: Budget plan a "race to the bottom" for NC education
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 4:17pm.

video When we asked Gov. Perdue about what will happen with the budget, since there seems to be no common ground between Democrats and Republicans in Raleigh, she chose to focus her answer on the importance of education.

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NC lawmakers back bill adding abortion regulations
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 11:44am.

North Carolina legislators are moving ahead with an effort to make it more time-consuming to get an abortion by requiring state-mandated counseling, a 24-hour waiting period and an ultrasound of the fetus.

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NC GOP tax package may cut rates, simplify returns
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 11:10am.

North Carolina's individual income tax rates could be lowered and state returns simplified in a package of changes being considered by Republicans at the Legislature.

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Another NC state employee health plan change OK'd
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 2:24pm.

The General Assembly has finalized a substitute plan to close a funding gap for the health insurance plan for North Carolina employees, retirees and their dependents that still could face a veto from Gov. Bev Perdue.

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NC education governance is shifted in House bill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 1:01pm.

The debate over who should lead North Carolina's public education system has returned to the General Assembly in a bill that would shift authority to the statewide elected superintendent.

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NC Senate head: Jobless funds standoff continues
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 11:00am.

The leader of the North Carolina Senate says there's no change in the political faceoff with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue over extending unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.

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Storm recovery focus of new NC legislative panel
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:22am.

North Carolina lawmakers are meeting to keep tabs on the needs of thousands of homeowners and businesses whose property was damaged by deadly tornadoes last month and whether more should be done to help these and future storm victims.

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Forced annexation changes heard in committee
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 2:31pm.

A bill to strengthen the position of North Carolina landowners who don't want to be forced into a municipality against their will got tripped up as lawmakers work out details to help low-income neighborhoods that want to be annexed.

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