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Changing how to buy paper, lab supplies saves NC money

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Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina government is on track to save more than $30 million over three years just because it's changed how it buys things like office paper and laboratory supplies. Full story...
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House Democrats want ethics changes after McCrory complaint

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Democrats at the North Carolina legislature say a ban on outside earned income by Gov. Pat McCrory and other full-time elected state officials would increase transparency and public confidence about the actions of politicians. Full story...
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Groups file ethics complaints against Carolinas politicians

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Advocacy groups have filed ethics complaints against North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and US Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina over six-figure stock payouts they received while in office from an online mortgage broker. Full story...
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Lawmakers keep seeking jobless panel changes McCrory opposes

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The political fight between the North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory over a state panel that considers final benefit appeals from the unemployed isn't going away even after McCrory vetoed a bill based on their differences. A legislative oversight committee recommended Wednesday that colleagues this year approve legislation staggering the terms of the three members of the Board of Review. That would mean one of McCrory's board appointees would have to step down this June. Full story...
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McCrory joins other governors for DC meeting with Obama

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says President Barack Obama was receptive to ideas about Medicaid reform and other issues during a discussion between the president, himself and three other governors. That's McCrory take from Tuesday's White House meeting with Obama and members of the National Governors Association's Executive Committee. McCrory joined the panel last summer. Full story...
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Mark Martin installed as NC chief justice for 8-year term

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North Carolina's top judge says he'll keep working for the next eight years to carry out his platform of court efficiency and timely justice as he did in leading the state court system the previous four months. A standing room-only crowd of judges, five former chief justices, Gov. Pat McCrory and well-wishers of Chief Justice Mark Martin attended his installation ceremony Monday in the courtroom of the Supreme Court. Others watched video feeds at two remote locations in Raleigh. Full story...
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NC governor says incentives are top priority early in session

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Gov. Pat McCrory says the legislature needs to act early this year to refresh North Carolina's economic incentives offerings because he lacks tools needed when pitching North Carolina to company executives. McCrory told a new year's business economic forum Monday he wants lawmakers to develop a "strategic incentive program" with changes "in a matter of weeks" if the state wants recent job announcements to continue. The legislative session isn't expected to begin in earnest until Jan. 28. Full story...
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Veteran NCDENR employee succeeding Skvarla

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A veteran manager at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been named the agency's next secretary by Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Outgoing justice returning to NC Court of Appeals

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An outgoing North Carolina Supreme Court justice is returning to the Court of Appeals to fill the impending vacancy of the judge who defeated him last month. Full story...
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Shelby Stephenson is next NC poet laureate

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An award-winning writer from Johnston County is Gov. Pat McCrory's choice as North Carolina's next poet laureate after his original pick departed last summer following criticism from the arts community over the selection process. Full story...
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