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General Assembly

Rabon bill would mean sweeping changes to state boards, commissions

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video If a bill in the state Senate becomes law, there will be some big changes on state boards and commissions, including the NC Utilities Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission. The bill proposes dismissing members of the bodies, and letting the governor and Republican-led legislature appoint new members. Full story...
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NC bill would create new vocational HS diplomas

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A new bill working its way through the North Carolina legislature would create new high school graduation requirements focusing on vocational training to help graduating students not headed to college to get jobs. Full story...
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Panel OKs tougher funeral protest penalties in NC

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Criminal penalties for people who disrupt a funeral or memorial service would get tougher under a bill approved by a House judiciary committee. Full story...
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NC House panel OKs amendment on landowner rights

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The North Carolina House has resumed its effort to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot that makes clear governments can't condemn someone's private property solely for private economic development. Full story...
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Richardson meets with NC Senate leader on stadium

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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has met with the Republican leaders of the North Carolina Senate to talk about improvements for the team's stadium in Charlotte. Full story...
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Embattled former State Sen. R.C. Soles getting state award

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video Former State Senator R.C. Soles is scheduled to receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine next week. Full story...
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Gun supporters expected at NC General Assembly

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A gun-rights organization is reminding North Carolina lawmakers its members believe in the right to bear arms and they shouldn't attempt to pass legislation that narrows the freedom. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want McCrory to give address Feb. 18

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New Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to address the North Carolina General Assembly for his State of the State address later this month. Senate Republicans filed a resolution Monday inviting McCrory to speak to a joint session of the House and Senate at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the House chamber. Full story...
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NC House taking up unemployment insurance fix

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An unemployment insurance package that would eliminate North Carolina's $2.6 billion debt to the federal government by cutting jobless benefits and raising business taxes remains on the fast track at the General Assembly. Full story...
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NC unemployment debt fix backed by House panel

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An unemployment insurance system overhaul for North Carolina has cleared its first hurdle early in the General Assembly as a House committee agreed to changes that would include cutting jobless benefits and raising employee taxes. Full story...
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NC lawmakers acting fast to block Medicaid growth

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North Carolina legislators are moving quickly to block the state from expanding the government health insurance plan for the poor to cover about 650,000 uninsured residents. Full story...
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Bill would let permit holders take guns into restaurants with alcohol

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video How well do guns and alcohol mix? A new bill in the General Assembly would allow people with concealed carry permits into restaurants where alcohol is served. Full story...
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Local eugenics victim speaks out

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videoThey became unwilling victims after their home state deemed them unfit to reproduce. Now 39 years after the Eugenics program ended they are being given a voice inside of the state house. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want stop to online insurance market

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North Carolina's General Assembly is freezing any state work on a new one-stop shop to help people buy affordable health insurance and ordering unspent federal funds returned. Full story...
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NC unemployment issue galvanizes business group

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A business coalition says fixing North Carolina's indebted unemployment insurance system will bring more certainty to companies and encourage job growth. Full story...
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