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NC Republicans: No recorded votes at next session

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House and Senate say there are no plans to vote on legislation during a scheduled meeting of the General Assembly next week. Full story...
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NC Democratic Rep. Weiss won't seek re-election

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Another North Carolina state House member who was a leader during the chamber's Democratic control won't run for re-election. Full story...
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NC judges don't dismiss map lawsuits entirely

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A three-judge panel says a pair of lawsuits challenging North Carolina's new boundaries for congressional and legislative seats can move forward. Full story...
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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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No. 2 NC House leader wants No. 2 exec branch job

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The No. 2 leader in the North Carolina House wants to run for the No. 2 job in the executive branch. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Author of book discussing NC forced sterilization talks about proposed compensation

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video Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina may finally be compensated for what they went through. Earlier today a task force voted to pay each sterilization victim $50,000. The legislature must still approve that money, but this is the first time a state has approved paying victims of eugenics. Full story...
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NC panel: Sterilization victims should get $50K

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A task force is recommending that people who were sterilized against their will under an old North Carolina state program be paid $50,000 each in compensation. Full story...
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NCAE sues over automatic dues bill

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North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group has sued to block a new law from taking effect that would prevent its members from having their dues removed automatically from their paychecks. Full story...
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NC to recommend money for sterilization victims

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A task force is planning to recommend how much North Carolina should pay victims of forced sterilization, which would make it the only state in the country to offer compensation for eugenics program victims. Full story...
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