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NC lawmakers done with most of year’s work after marathon

North Carolina lawmakers have finished most of their work for the year. House and Senate members began a marathon meeting Thursday that didn't get done until early Friday morning.

NC House revises, OKs education, road bond referendum

The North Carolina House has given tentative approval to let voters decide whether the state should borrow $3.1 billion for public school, higher education and road construction.

Bill to reopen NC bowling alleys, rinks head to Cooper

North Carolina legislators have sent another bill to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper designed to overturn parts of his executive order for COVID-19 that’s kept several types of retail businesses shuttered for months.

Public can watch NC House floor debate again in person

The seats above the floor in the North Carolina House chamber are reopen to the public again.

NC legislature seeks to defer road tests for young drivers

The General Assembly wants to let more young people begin driving on their own even though the North Carolina DMV isn’t offering right now required behind-the-wheel tests due to COVID-19 health worries.

NC bond packages resurface after veto crumbled cash plan

Borrowing money to pay for North Carolina government buildings and roads is surfacing again at the General Assembly after a pay-as-you-go construction expansion plan crumbled last year beneath a veto.
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NC bill could allow restaurants to sell alcohol for takeout, delivery

As the North Carolina General Assembly reconvenes for their short session Monday, Senator Harper Peterson (D-New Hanover County) is co-sponsoring two bills aimed at helping the restaurant and hotel industry in our state.

NC Budget & Tax Center: ‘COVID-19 could impact economy for decades’

The NC Budget and Tax Center predicts North Carolina could see economic impacts from the coronavirus for years.

NC legislative buildings reopen to public next week

The public can return to North Carolina’s legislative complex to watch the General Assembly conduct business when it reconvenes its annual session after a two-week break, but health precautions will continue.

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