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Richardson meets with NC Senate leader on stadium

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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has met with the Republican leaders of the North Carolina Senate to talk about improvements for the team's stadium in Charlotte. Full story...
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NC House speaker talks about 2013 session

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The leader of the North Carolina House says focusing on government efficiencies and fixing the state's indebted unemployment insurance system will free up money so businesses can create jobs and vulnerable citizens are cared for. Full story...
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NC Senate leader wants lower income tax rates

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video North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger says he thinks an overhaul of the state tax system will happen this year and he will try to make income tax rates as low as possible - maybe even zero. Full story...
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Rabon to co-chair powerful state senate committee

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video Sen. Bill Rabon has been selected to co-chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Rabon, a Republican from Brunswick County, will share the role with fellow Republican Sen. Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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NC Senate's majority leader to become budget chair

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown will join the trio of top budget writers in the North Carolina Senate for the next two years once the Legislature reconvenes next month. Full story...
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Hand-to-eye recount begins in close NC Senate race

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Election officials are resuming their work on the result of a North Carolina state Senate race more than three weeks after Election Day. Full story...
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Goolsby beats Butler for second term in NC Senate

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video In the race for NC Senate District 9, incumbent Republican Thom Goolsby won out over Democrat Deb Butler. Full story...
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New ads continue attacks in state senate race

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video We are less than two weeks away from Election Day. You may have noticed the two candidates for state senate have made their race very personal and turned up the heat with a new wave of political ads hoping to sway voters on their way to the polls. Full story...
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State Sen. Don East dies at age 67

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An employee of North Carolina state Sen. Don East says the seven-term Republican legislator has died at age 67. The state senator's legislative aide Steven Webb said East died early Monday at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Full story...
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NC House, Senate candidates square off in Brunswick Co.

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video With early voting just hours away, folks in Brunswick County got the chance to meet their candidates. During the political forum, area NC House and Senate candidates squared off on a variety of topics and issues. Full story...
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Butler attacks Goolsby with transvaginal wand

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video A new ad in the race for state Senate District 9 is grabbing people's attention. Deb Butler's new ad says incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby is trying to follow women into the doctor's office. Full story...
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Tensions run high between Butler, Goolsby at candidate forum

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video The candidates for NC Senate District 9, incumbent Republican Thom Goolsby and Democratic challenger Deb Butler, wasted no time trading jabs at a forum Tuesday night hosted by 91.3fm WHQR. Full story...
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Voters choose Senate candidates for November ballot

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North Carolina voters have put the finishing touches on which Senate candidates will appear on the November ballot. Full story...
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NC Senate Democrats push back on probe of letters

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Senate Democrats are criticizing the way the chamber's Republican leaders are investigating how and why letters by a Department of Transportation executive were changed with help from aides to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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Perdue aide speaks to NC Senate panel over letters

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A senior adviser to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says he regrets how changes to letters under a Department of Transportation executive's signature were handled, but he says there was no attempt to deliberately mislead lawmakers. Full story...
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