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Economists predict $271M NC government shortfall this year

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Economists at the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory's administration agree for now there will be a small shortfall this fiscal year relative to North Carolina's $21 billion state government budget. Full story...
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Elections board argues over new director

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videoThe New Hanover County Board of Elections today appointed the county's elections supervisor as its new interim elections director. 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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Economy, infrastructure key in Saffo's State of the City

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videoWilmington Mayor Bill Saffo delivered his State of the City address Monday night. This year he focused on the economy in a big way. Full story...
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Fmr. elections director asks board to reconsider firing

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After Wednesday's decision to terminate New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Marvin McFadyen, the now former director asked the State Board of Elections to reconsider the decision. 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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McCrory wants lawmakers to borrow, raise teacher base pay

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let the state borrow roughly $2.5 billion for transportation and government infrastructure and to fulfill their promise to raise base teacher pay to $35,000 this fall. McCrory's office released goals Wednesday night as he delivered his second State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Full story...
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McCrory ready for State of the State; WATCH LIVE at 7 p.m.

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Gov. Pat McCrory is ready to give lawmakers and North Carolina television viewers his take on the first two years of his term and what he wants to accomplish in the next two. Full story...
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NC House Democrats want incentives sweetened again

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Democrats at the General Assembly say economic incentives in North Carolina need to be sweetened again so more middle-class adults can get better-paying jobs. Full story...
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Tillis: Restaurant worker hand washing should be optional

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videoA freshman Republican senator says restaurants shouldn't have to make their employees wash their hands after bathroom visits if they are willing to accept the consequences. Full story...
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