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House bill offers smaller NC gas tax reduction than Senate

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North Carolina House Republicans are making their own changes to the state gasoline tax that would cause an immediate price drop at the pump. But the decrease is not as deep as the Senate proposed last month. Full story...
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More changes from NC House for NC clean-up spending bill

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The Senate's cleanup spending bill for the remainder of North Carolina government's fiscal year is making its way through the House, but not without more changes. Full story...
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NC senators work Wednesday, leave town as storm approaches

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The North Carolina Senate wrapped up its work for the week a day early to avoid any encounters with an approaching winter storm. But it stuck around longer than the House. Full story...
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NC Senate response to gay marriage rulings is approved

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videoSome North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties - including same-sex marriages - under legislation given the state Senate's approval. Full story...
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NC Senate OKs unemployment bill; McCrory vetoed similar bill

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The Senate has completed work on changes to unemployment insurance rules sought by Gov. Pat McCrory's administration. But the plan also includes tinkering with a jobless claims appeals board that McCrory successfully blocked last year with a veto. Full story...
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Controversial gas tax bill clears NC Senate

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A controversial bill that would lower North Carolina's gas tax now but leave open the possibility of seeing it climb again down the road has clear the Senate. Full story...
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NC gasoline tax reformulation gets initial Senate approval

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Senators have given their initial OK to reworking North Carolina's gasoline tax. Supporters say it provides quick relief to motorists but opponents argue it's a tax increase in disguise. Full story...
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NC Republican senators offering quick gas tax cut

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A quick cut in North Carolina's gasoline tax proposed by Senate Republicans could bring higher tax rates to the pump later this decade. Full story...
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NC House tentatively approve eminent domain amendment again

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The House is poised to once again send the Senate a constitutional amendment to protect property owners' rights when North Carolina governments take land for projects. Full story...
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Early-session spending bill approved by NC Senate

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The state Senate supports making spending changes to help a panel reviewing public school academic standards do its work and so a rule-making body can defend itself in a lawsuit against the State Board of Education. The chamber voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that locates $275,000 to operate the committee recommending changes by the end of the year to Common Core. The vote was 38-11. Full story...
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