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NC House committee hears more about voter ID

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Some elections and voting experts say there are other ways to discourage the potential for fraud while casting ballots that don't necessarily require North Carolina voters to obtain photo identification. Full story...
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NC House backs "Kilah's Law" on abuse penalties

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North Carolina House members agree convicted child abusers should receive longer sentences for their violent actions. Full story...
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Goolsby bill seeks open government rule violation as crime

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videoA lawmaker's effort to make it a criminal misdemeanor for an official to violate North Carolina's public records and open meetings laws faces an uphill climb in the state Senate after committee members and local government lobbyists objected. Full story...
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NC House Republicans lay out voter ID bill process

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videoNorth Carolina House leaders say the process to create a bill requiring photo identification for citizens to vote will be slow so lawmakers can receive public input about what such a mandate should look like. Full story...
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Onslow Co. lawmaker says higher boat fees could pay for dredging

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videoA state senator is suggesting that money from higher boat registration fees should be used to pay for dredging North Carolina's coastal inlets. Full story...
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Poll: Most in NC support gun control, voter ID, immigrants

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A new Elon University poll looks at how North Carolinians feel about issues like gun control, voter identification and immigration, as well as their opinion on Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly. Full story...
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Bill in legislature would allow guns at private schools

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video A Senate bill filed this week would give administrators in private schools the power to allow weapons on school grounds. The administrator and governing body could give written approval to anyone trained and with a permit to carry a gun, teargas or a stun gun. Full story...
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Bill would add Bible study at NC public schools

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videoA new bill could allow students to study the Bible in North Carolina schools. No student would be required to take the class. It would be offered as an elective. Full story...
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Vote on NC commissions bill reveals divisions

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House Republicans who want to clean out several key North Carolina regulatory commissions have revealed disagreements with Senate GOP counterparts and among members in their own caucus about how to do it. Full story...
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Lottery would see name change in NC House bill

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Some lawmakers want to remove the word "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery and restrict advertising for the games. Full story...
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Goolsby wants to punish open records, meeting violators with jail

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby says it's time officials who violate state public records and open meetings laws are punished. That's why he's filed a bill that would could send violators to jail. Full story...
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Possum Drop bill heading to NC governor's desk

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A bill to let a western North Carolina community continue use a live possum in its New Year's Eve celebration is going to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council discusses legislative priorities

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videoWilmington City Council members met with state legislators this morning. They ran through their 2013 legislative agenda and had the opportunity to tell state leaders what's most important to the Port City. Full story...
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McCrory to sign first bill as NC governor

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Republican Pat McCrory is signing his first bill as North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Richardson asks lawmakers to help renovate stadium

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videoCarolina Panthers' owner Jerry Richardson is asking state lawmakers to help finance a stadium upgrade. Richardson told lawmakers in Raleigh on Wednesday that he would like $62 million in state aid along with state approval for $144 million in higher local taxes. Full story...
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