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NC Senate

Walters won't run for third full term in NC Senate

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videoColumbus County will have a new voice in the North Carolina Senate next year. Sen. Michael Walters (D-13th District) has decided he will not run for reelection. Full story...
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NC bill would place new restrictions on voting

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videoA revised bill supported by Republicans at the North Carolina legislature would add sweeping new restrictions on when, where and how citizens can vote. Full story...
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Bill to help pets locked in cars heads to governor

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The state Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help protect pets locked in hot cars. Full story...
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Rucho presiding again over NC Senate committee

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A North Carolina state senator who left his duties as leader of the chamber's tax-writing panel is back on the job one month after a falling out with fellow Republicans on taxes. Full story...
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State Senate approves drug testing for welfare recipients

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videoThe State Senate is toning down legislation to require drug testing and criminal background checks on all applicants for North Carolina's worker-training and welfare program. Full story...
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House hears NC governor's abortion bill concerns

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House and Senate Republicans say they'll work with Gov. Pat McCrory's administration on a bill requiring new upgraded rules for abortion clinics in North Carolina. But it's unclear how long legislators are willing to work with him before passing it. Full story...
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McCrory levels criticism after NC Senate passes abortion rules

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Critics are crying foul after they say Republicans pushed a bill through the state Senate last night and this morning that opponents say restricts abortions in North Carolina. Full story...
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McCrory criticizes Senate process on abortion bill

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he's unhappy with the process that led the North Carolina Senate to pass a bill putting more restrictions on carrying out abortions. Full story...
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NC Senate wrapping up work for week

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The North Carolina Senate plans more work on taxes, abortion regulations and environmental rules before it adjourns for the long July 4 weekend. Full story...
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NC Senate bill adds divisive new fracking measures

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What's often considered an annual environmental housecleaning bill in the North Carolina Legislature is drawing fierce criticism after some new provisions on hydraulic fracturing were added. Full story...
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