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Voter ID bill moves ahead to NC Senate vote

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead on legislation to require people to show a photo identification card before voting. Full story...
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Democrats Hill, Brisson to vote for budget veto override

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video Gov. Bev Perdue made history yesterday when she became the first North Carolina governor to veto a spending plan. But this budget proposal is far from dead. Five Democrats voted for the Republican-led proposal; two of them right here in our area. But will they stand by their word when it comes to overriding the governor's veto? Full story...
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Perdue vetoes budget, says it moves NC backward

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed the state budget proposal. It makes her the first North Carolina governor ever to veto a spending plan passed by the General Assembly. Full story...
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NAACP blasts state budget plan

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Leaders of the NAACP from around southeastern North Carolina gathered in Wilmington today to talk about their disgust for the proposed budget. They claim the budget was developed by ultra-radical, tea-party conservatives. Full story...
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NC lawmakers plan vote to drop charter school cap

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The General Assembly is gearing up to remove the limit on North Carolina's experiment with charter schools. Full story...
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Republican lawmakers roll out new voter ID bill

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Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have rolled out a new version of a bill that would require voters to show identification before they cast a ballot - a proposal they hope will attract support from some Democrats and Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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NC budget headed soon to dispute with Perdue

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A contentious North Carolina budget headed to Gov. Bev Perdue is getting more heated as Perdue breaks a logjam on unemployment benefits and a Republican leader was heard calling her "incompetent." Full story...
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Gov. Perdue signs Executive Order to restore federal unemployment benefits for 47,000

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Gov. Bev Perdue is bypassing state lawmakers and clearing the way for the extension of federal unemployment benefits to some 47,000 North Carolinians who were caught in a tug-of-war between the governor and legislators. Full story...
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Temporary taxes expire, TAs stay in new Senate budget plan; Governor has concerns

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North Carolina lawmakers have come up with a budget plan that could bypass long negotiations between Republicans and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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House, Senate budget deal would save teaching assistants

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The chief budget-writer in the North Carolina House says a potential deal to finalize a budget with the Senate would preserve funding for teaching assistant positions in the public schools. Full story...
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