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NC House panel passes idea to limit budget growth

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A popular idea among conservatives to attempt to limit the growth of government spending has been approved in a North Carolina legislative committee despite arguments it could hurt the state's ability to borrow money cheaply. Full story...
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NC's first lady speaks up on dog breeding

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North Carolina's low-profile first lady has stepped into public political advocacy in state government for the first time. Full story...
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NC House wants voters to decide on leaders' limits

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The North Carolina House wants voters to decide whether to limit how long people can serve as the General Assembly's top leaders. Full story...
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NC employees' group balks at gov't worker changes

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Republican lawmakers are willing to help Gov. Pat McCrory change laws determining how state government employees are managed, hired and fired. Full story...
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Repeal of literacy test headed to NC House floor

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A bipartisan group of North Carolina lawmakers want to repeal a portion of the state constitution linked to the days of white supremacy. Full story...
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NC Senate bill requires abortion education

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A bill requiring North Carolina's health instructors to teach students that abortions cause premature births in later pregnancies is headed to the Senate floor. Full story...
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House bill relaxes rules for stadium alcohol sales

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A bill relaxing rules for selling beer to seated fans at North Carolina stadiums has passed the state House. Full story...
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NC House votes to bar sex-selective abortions

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House Republicans seeking to further restrict abortions in North Carolina have passed a bill barring the procedures on the basis of the gender of the fetus. Full story...
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NC House gives initial OK to repeal estate tax

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North Carolina's tax on a dead person's financial assets would be repealed in legislation approved by House members who say the estate tax hurts family-owned farms. Full story...
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Republican plan would cut income tax, increase services taxed

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videoBig changes could be coming in the way you pay taxes. Senate Republicans are pushing for what would be the largest tax reform in the Tar Heel State since the Great Depression. Full story...
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North Carolina House bill exempts judges, clerks on gun rules

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Proposed legislation which would include an exemption for North Carolina's judges and clerks of court from limits on where they can carry concealed weapons passed the state House on Tuesday. Full story...
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Parental consent for treatment of STDs in NC bill

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to require minors seeking treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and other problems to get parental consent first. Full story...
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Skyway, other turnpike projects removed from NC House bill

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Three contentious turnpike projects are no longer included in Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul. The House Appropriations Committee adopted a new version of the bill Tuesday that removed the Cape Fear Skyway, the Garden Parkway and the Mid-Currituck Bridge from the plan. Full story...
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NC House tentatively OK's concealed weapon bill

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The state House has given its initial approval to Republican legislation that would expand where concealed weapon permit holders can carry or store their pistols, while extending penalties for crimes committed with a gun. Full story...
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Late Sen. Ed Jones recalled by NC General Assembly

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Former legislative colleagues from both political parties are remembering state Sen. Ed Jones as a man of dignity who inspired loyalty and cared about education. Full story...
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