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UPDATED: General Assembly overrides Gov. McCrory's vetoes; Governor disappointed
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 4:47pm.

video The legislation requires drug-testing for welfare recipients and creates a wider exemption for employers to calculate whether they must access a federal database to determine the legal status of new hires.

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NC lawmakers returning to decide on veto overrides
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 8:14am.

videoThe North Carolina General Assembly is returning to work to consider whether to override Gov. Pat McCrory's first two vetoes.

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McCrory may benefit from vetoes no matter outcome
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 9:38am.

videoThe North Carolina legislature returns to Raleigh on Tuesday to determine whether it will override Gov. Pat McCrory's first two vetoes.

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Goolsby: Local government, not state, to blame for low education spending
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 4:22pm.

video As local education administrators call for state lawmakers to increase spending in schools, Sen. Thom Goolsby says the group he affectionately calls "educrats" needs to do its homework. But educators say it's the senator who needs to check his facts.

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NC governor clears out remaining pending bills
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 2:44pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the remaining bills on his desk from the General Assembly's recent session except for one he plans to let become law without his signature.

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NC governor signs regulatory overhaul bill
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:00pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a wide-ranging regulatory bill he says will cut burdensome rules for businesses and government red tape.

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NC legislature meets next month to consider vetoes
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:15pm.

videoGov. Pat McCrory has scheduled the session when the North Carolina lawmakers will return to Raleigh to consider overriding his first two vetoes on bills related to immigration and drug testing for welfare applicants.

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Moral Monday meets opposition in Southport
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 2:35pm.

video Moral Monday has swept across the Tar Heel State: from Raleigh, to Charlotte, even Wilmington, and now it has hit the streets of Southport, where protestors for and against the policies of Sen. Bill Rabon have come together and peacefully stated their opinion outside of his veterinary clinic.

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Charges dropped against reporter from NC protest
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:39pm.

Charges have been dropped against a Charlotte Observer reporter arrested while covering protesters at the North Carolina legislature.

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Gov. McCrory vetoes drug testing for welfare, E-Verify exemption
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 12:28pm.

videoThe first two vetoes by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory block a requirement that certain welfare applicants be tested for drugs before receiving benefits and an immigration-related measure.

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