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House, Senate give preliminary OK to NC gas tax deal

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videoGasoline taxes in North Carolina appear headed downward by a little bit very soon. Full story...
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NC lawmakers take up McCrory picks while appealing lawsuit

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North Carolina legislative leaders say they're going to consider several of Gov. Pat McCrory's choices to government positions while appealing a court ruling involving appointment powers. Full story...
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NC commerce secretary defends need for more incentives money

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A top advocate of Gov. Pat McCrory's request for more money for North Carolina business incentives is facing skepticism from Senate Republicans who believe lower tax rates is the better way to attract companies. Full story...
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Community college scholarships OK'd by NC House panel

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North Carolina high school students with strong grades could receive free community college tuition in a bill that's cleared its first legislative hurdle. Full story...
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New development coming to Oleander Dr.

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videoParts of Oleander Dr. are getting some new retail shops and homes. Wilmington’s City Council approved the rezoning of the land for the area Tuesday. Full story...
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Budget 1st test to see if NC lawmakers back reforms

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Gov. Pat McCrory's budget director says recommendations from a government reform study inserted in the governor's two-year spending proposal ultimately won't be successful unless the state makes efficiency a permanent objective. Full story...
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Commissioner, GOP legislators back NC insurance bills

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Republican lawmakers and Democratic state Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin back legislation they say would improve the process to set North Carolina homeowner insurance rates and give insurers a new way to cover huge losses after a hurricane. Full story...
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NC Senate acts on gas tax bill, waits on incentives measure

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It looks like legislation adjusting North Carolina's gasoline tax is heading to negotiations, but it's unclear when a House bill giving expanded tools to Gov. Pat McCrory to recruit companies gets heard in the Senate. 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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EPA to probe whether NC environment agency failed minorities

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will investigate whether lenient regulation by North Carolina's environmental agency of industrial hog operations harmed minority neighbors. Full story...
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