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North Carolina legislature back, facing same budget impasse

North Carolina lawmakers have returned to Raleigh briefly, with legislative Republicans and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper locked in the same budget impasse from when they last met in the fall.
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State budget stalemate stalls opioid pilot program funding

The state budget stalemate continues to hinder funds for programs right here in Wilmington.

NC governor’s vetoes may be remembered most in ’19

Many of North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s lasting achievements in 2019 stem from keeping Republican policies from ever getting implemented.

Superintendent: 70K NC students promoted despite reading skills

North Carolina’s superintendent of public instruction is alleging that more than 70,000 third-grade students have been wrongly promoted since 2014 even though they did not meet mandated reading requirements.

Sen. Tillis: ‘I’m very confident’ winning possible primary

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said on Monday he’s “very confident” that he’ll win any Republican primary he may be in — a reference to a North Carolina GOP congressman mulling an 11th-hour statewide challenge of him due to recently redrawn House maps.

Congress filing in North Carolina delayed during map fight

North Carolina judges have officially delayed candidate filing for the state’s congressional seats while they sort out whether replacement districts approved by Republicans who lost another political gerrymandering case should be used for next year’s elections.

North Carolina lawmakers redraw state’s congressional map

A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year.

North Carolina Congress remap proposal threatens 2 incumbents

North Carolina Republican legislators advanced on Thursday a new congressional district map in response to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit that could endanger the political future of two GOP incumbents.

Top Gov. Cooper aides taking questions over pipeline deal

Roy Cooper's top aides are taking questions from investigators the General Assembly hired to scrutinize a 2018 side deal between the Democratic governor's office and utilities building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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