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NC lawmakers to vote on negotiated state budget

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North Carolina legislators are planning their first votes on a proposed budget of nearly $21 billion to fund state operations for this year. Full story...
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GOP leaders agree on $20.6 billion NC budget

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video Leaders in the North Carolina House and Senate announced that they have reached agreement on a $20.6 billion budget that will end teacher tenure and allow taxpayer money to be spent for private school tuition. Full story...
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Senate approves terminal groin restrictions

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videoA bill passed in the Senate today puts major restrictions on permanent terminal groins along the coast. Other regulations have to do with the maintenance of these structures. Full story...
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Bill to help pets locked in cars heads to governor

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The state Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help protect pets locked in hot cars. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Democrats meet about 'Republican extremism'

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videoNew Hanover County Democrats met Thursday evening to talk about what they call Republican extremism. Full story...
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NC Senate rolls out voter ID proposal; student IDs not included

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video The North Carolina Senate has unveiled its proposal for requiring citizens to show photo identification before they can vote in person. Full story...
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Rucho presiding again over NC Senate committee

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A North Carolina state senator who left his duties as leader of the chamber's tax-writing panel is back on the job one month after a falling out with fellow Republicans on taxes. Full story...
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NC tax plan finalized, heading to McCrory's desk

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The North Carolina legislature has finalized its tax overhaul deal and now will send it to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk for his expected signature. Full story...
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NC House votes to pass tax cuts, other changes

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The North Carolina legislature has started its formal approval for tax changes that Republican lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory say will energize the state's economy and give tax relief to residents. Full story...
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NC lawmakers, McCrory to make tax announcement

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Leaders in the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory are going to make a statement about the tax negotiations that have been going on for several weeks. Full story...
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NC Republicans bring abortion bill fix to panel

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North Carolina House Republicans are trying to change an abortion bill after Gov. Pat McCrory threatened to veto the proposal. Full story...
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Democrats bring Moral Monday protest to Goolsby

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video Days after the Republican-controlled North Carolina Senate reworked a House bill to include new regulations on abortions, local Democrats brought the Moral Monday protests to one senator's Wilmington office. Full story...
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McCrory wants more debate on NC abortion bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants legislators to take a closer look at abortion rules in North Carolina before acting further on legislation that would place higher standards upon clinics. Full story...
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NC redistricting maps upheld by 3-judge panel

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North Carolina's legislative and congressional boundaries were upheld Monday by a three-judge panel, a victory for Republicans who drew the maps and a blow to Democrats and allies who challenged them. Full story...
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NC Senate abortion bill set for House panel debate

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A North Carolina House panel is scheduled to review a bill approved by the Senate this week that would implement new state rules on abortions. Full story...
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