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McCrory pits teacher pay, film incentives during budget pitch

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videoAs the Short Session got under way, the governor stole the show unveiling his budget proposal that will be the focus of the Short Session. It included the much talked about raises for teachers and for state employees, as well as cuts to the university system. Full story...
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McCrory unveils $21B NC budget for next year

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Gov. Pat McCrory and his top budget writer are focusing on what's not in his North Carolina government spending proposal for the coming year as compared to what's in it. Full story...
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NC legislature starts this year's session

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North Carolina lawmakers are back at work as this year's legislative session has opened in Raleigh. People unhappy with the General Assembly's right-leaning direction have returned, too. Full story...
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McCrory directs belt-tightening at state agencies

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Gov. Pat McCrory has directed more belt-tightening within North Carolina government as pre-emptive actions to protect the state from a Medicaid shortfall and a fuzzy revenue picture. Full story...
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Employee morale big issue as Wilmington budget talks start

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video Wilmington City Council met today to start talking about the city's next budget. One of the issues that got the most attention, though, was employee morale. Full story...
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Three North Carolina child service offices to close

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Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating 170 state employee positions. Full story...
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NC budget director cites teacher pay in planning

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videoThe administration of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is forming a budget proposal for the next fiscal year that could boost the salaries of teachers and state employees. Full story...
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Workers not happy as shutdown threatens jobs, pay

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video Federal workers at Sunny Point formed a picket line at the ammunition depot's main entrance today. For these members of the American Federation of Government Workers, it's their way of protesting a government shutdown that could send them home to wait for paychecks. Full story...
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Educators say lawmakers need to get facts straight on education spending

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videoTeachers, parents and education advocates are seeing red, literally, when it comes to the education budget. It was a sea full of red at Wilmington's Riverfront Park, where a rally sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Educators focused on telling legislators to get their facts straight about education spending. Full story...
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Angry educators protest budget at NC capitol

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North Carolina public school teachers took a beating from this year's General Assembly session. Now their labor organization is planning a protest to show their unhappiness. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington turns first profit on parking in five years

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videoThe City of Wilmington says it's finally making money on parking. The city says its parking program turned a profit for the first time in five years. Full story...
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NC lawmakers send $21B state budget to McCrory

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North Carolina legislators have passed the state's yearly budget totaling nearly $21 billion. The Senate and House adopted the plan Wednesday. The budget next goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his approval. Full story...
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Eugenics victim says payoff can't fix what happened

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video The General Assembly is poised to vote on the proposed $21 billion state budget. This time around, the plan offers $10 million to compensate victims of the state's forced sterilization program. Full story...
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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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