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Education agency says jobs aren’t restored with other funds

North Carolina's education department says it's cut $2.5 million from its budget and eliminated about 20 positions without tapping into new funds from the legislature earmarked to help early-grade children with reading.
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Michigan lawmakers caught in affair cover-up speak out

It was late at night on May 19, 2015, when Ben Graham got a strange phone call from his boss, then-Michigan State Representative Todd Courser, asking him to come to his law office in Lapeer, Michigan, as soon as possible. “In a very, the most serious tone I’ve ever heard from him, he said, ‘Ben, […]
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8 months ago
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New law will soon help protect children’s credit from fraud

Attorney General Roy Cooper says parents will soon have a new tool to help protect their children's credit from fraud.
10 arrested including NAACP president in legislative protest
1 year ago
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10 arrested including NAACP president in legislative protest

The state NAACP president and nine others have been arrested as they protested North Carolina's voter identification law inside the legislative building.
A Republican state senator's two-year term will be his last
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NC state Sen. Bingham says this term will be his last

A Republican state senator says this two-year term in the North Carolina General Assembly will be his last.
NC Democratic lawmakers get out quickly on economy
2 years ago
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NC Democratic lawmakers get out quickly on economy

Democrats at the General Assembly are trying to get out of the blocks quickly this year as lawmakers emphasize the economy and job creation. More than two dozen House and Senate members from the legislature's minority party attended Wednesday what was called a "Job Growth Forum" in Raleigh.
NC lawmakers examine rules for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb
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NC lawmakers examine rules for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb

North Carolina lawmakers have heard presentations on digital services that allow people to sell car rides through a smart phone app or rent out rooms to travelers. Car services such as Uber and Lyft and short-term rental sites including Airbnb represent a new business model that legislators are studying ahead of the session that begins in January.
NC protesters rally to keep pressure on lawmakers
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NC protesters rally to keep pressure on lawmakers

The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People scheduled "Take the Dream Home" rallies late Wednesday afternoon in each of the state's 13 congressional districts.