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NC Senate approves county sales tax changes
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:18pm.

The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill changing how counties impose sales taxes beyond what the state collects. The Senate voted Thursday to limit nearly all of the state's 100 counties to a local sales- and use-tax of 2.5 percent, including large urban counties that are currently allowed to raise the sales tax to 2.75 percent.

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Longer session tests Tillis, US Senate race
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:41pm.

U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis had hoped this year's North Carolina legislative session would be over by now. But the budget is over three weeks late and hopes of a July 4 end date are a distant memory.

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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:33pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory has met with Senate Republicans to try to look at ways to narrow their differences over budget adjustments that were supposed to be in place three weeks ago. McCrory's office and a top budget negotiator confirmed the governor visited the Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday morning for about 90 minutes.

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NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:16pm.

Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot this fall.

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Common Core on way out of NC schools
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:31pm.

The Common Core curriculum standards that dictate what's taught in classrooms across much of the United States are on their way out of North Carolina.

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Register, insure mopeds OK'd by NC Senate panel
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:06am.

The state Senate is sticking for now with new moped regulations that would require both North Carolina scooter operators to have insurance as well as those vehicles registered with the state.

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NC budget meeting cancelled until next week
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:45pm.

Another public meeting to keep trying to work out differences between the House and Senate on North Carolina's new budget has been scrapped. House negotiators cancelled a meeting Friday morning after Senate members said Thursday they would not attend.

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McCrory says he'd veto Senate pay plan
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:17pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory says he'd veto any North Carolina budget plan on his desk that raises teacher pay dramatically like the Senate wants because it would mean huge cuts elsewhere to pay for it.

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NC House honors Maya Angelou with resolution
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:29pm.

The North Carolina House has voted to honor the life and memory of author, poet and teacher Maya Angelou. House members unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that remembers Angelou as an extraordinary woman and hails her lasting legacy.

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Galleria deannexation bill passes in General Assembly
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:20am.

videoGoodbye, Wrightsville Beach. Hello, Wilmington. A bill to allow the old Galleria property to transfer municipalities has passed in the General Assembly.

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