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NC Senate budget-writers roll out early spending bill

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Top Senate budget-writers have written an early-session spending bill that in part seeks to ensure a panel drafting new academic standards for North Carolina's public schools has money to perform its work. The bill filed Monday directs the Department of Public Instruction to transfer $275,000 to help the panel, which was created last year. Full story...
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Legislators discuss economy on first day

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videoThe State Legislature was back in session Wednesday in Raleigh for their first full day of 2015. Full story...
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New rules for NC abortion clinics unveiled

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North Carolina government health officials have developed new rules for the state's abortion clinics more than a year after the legislature demanded upgrades so that they would be treated like outpatient surgery centers. The proposed regulations were released Monday. Full story...
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Lawmakers to pay respects to late Senator Nesbitt

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Colleagues of the late Sen. Martin Nesbitt are planning to gather in western North Carolina to bid the lawmaker farewell and honor his legacy representing mountain constituents. Full story...
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Another push to stop gerrymandering in North Carolina

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videoThere's another push to change North Carolina's redistricting laws. Right now, there are very few competitive districts because Republicans and Democrats can draw such specific lines. Full story...
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