General Assembly
Voter ID bill moves ahead to NC Senate vote
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/14/2011 - 9:47am.

North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead on legislation to require people to show a photo identification card before voting.

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Democrats Hill, Brisson to vote for budget veto override
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 06/13/2011 - 3:07pm.

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?

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Perdue vetoes budget, says it moves NC backward
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 3:36pm.

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.

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NAACP blasts state budget plan
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 10:03am.

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.

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NC lawmakers plan vote to drop charter school cap
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 1:09pm.

The General Assembly is gearing up to remove the limit on North Carolina's experiment with charter schools.

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Republican lawmakers roll out new voter ID bill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/07/2011 - 1:03pm.

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.

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NC budget headed soon to dispute with Perdue
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/03/2011 - 12:30pm.

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."

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Gov. Perdue signs Executive Order to restore federal unemployment benefits for 47,000
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/03/2011 - 10:46am.

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.

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Temporary taxes expire, TAs stay in new Senate budget plan; Governor has concerns
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 8:28am.

North Carolina lawmakers have come up with a budget plan that could bypass long negotiations between Republicans and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue.

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House, Senate budget deal would save teaching assistants
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 1:54pm.

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.

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