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Perdue vetoes health plan, student loan bills

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed two bills, including one that would have required monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers for health insurance. Full story...
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Senate to hear posthumous pardon for NC governor

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The North Carolina Senate is ready to consider whether to clear a Reconstruction-era governor 140 years after the chamber removed him from his job when he called out the militia to quell an insurrection by the Ku Klux Klan. Full story...
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NC considering paying students for good grades

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North Carolina legislators aiming to improve education are looking at whether to pay students for coming to class and earning good grades. Full story...
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Plan puts NC health insurance on chopping block

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Most of North Carolina's state workers, teachers and retirees would pay more for health insurance but get fewer benefits under a half-billion-dollar change being considered by lawmakers. Full story...
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NC Senate panel OKs changes for faulted SBI lab

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More North Carolina lawmakers are signing on to reforming a state crime lab shamed by findings that employees may have tailored their work to help prosecutors in hundreds of cases. Full story...
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Limits for speaker, pro tem OK'd by NC House panel

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North Carolina voters could decide whether to limit the top leaders of the state House and Senate to a maximum of four years in charge under a measure recommended by a legislative committee. Full story...
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Tillis says health care overhaul bill isn't over

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House Speaker Thom Tillis has a message for Democrats about Gov. Bev Perdue's vetoes: Watch your backs. Full story...
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GOP likely needs more Democrats for veto override

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House Republican leaders say they'll probably go ahead to try to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto blocking an effort to challenge a provision in the federal health care overhaul law, although it appears Democrats are closing ranks against it. Full story...
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Bill would allow concealed guns in parks, eateries

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People carrying legally concealed handguns in North Carolina could take them into more restaurants and into state and local parks if an idea in the House becomes law. Full story...
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Piedmont to win, rural areas lose in NC remapping

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Republicans in charge of redrawing North Carolina legislative districts will set boundaries with an eye to the Piedmont. Full story...
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Charter bill criticized by Perdue, NC House Dems

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House Democrats and Gov. Bev Perdue are trying to slow a charter school bill that passed the North Carolina Senate last week. Full story...
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Attorney General continues defiance of health care reform challenge

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video The Republican-controlled state legislature wants to challenge parts of the last year's federal health care reform, but Attorney General Roy Cooper is against the plan, even though he's required to join the fight. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes first bill by Republican majority

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Gov. Bev Perdue has used her veto for the first time on legislation approved by the new Republican majority at the Legislature. Full story...
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GOP lawmakers one vote away from health care bill OK

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A Republican-penned bill seeking North Carolina to challenge the 2010 health care overhaul law is one vote away from Democratic Gov. Bev. Perdue, who seems ready to ignore the measure if it hits her desk. Full story...
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Perdue dims veto threat on GOP's health challenge

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Gov. Bev Perdue says Republican-backed legislation pushing North Carolina to join other states fighting the federal health care overhaul law isn't worth a veto battle. Full story...
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