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NC Senate approves bill to allow the sale of alcohol in college stadiums

A bill authorizing boards of trustees at University of North Carolina system schools to decide whether to sell alcohol at their stadiums and athletic facilities has cleared the final hurdle in the General Assembly.

Governor visits Wilmington children’s center to push for Medicaid expansion

Governor Roy Cooper met with childcare teachers at Noah’s Ark Children’s Center in Wilmington. Teachers shared that too many of their colleagues are suffering from preventable diseases because they do not have access to health insurance. 

Early College students, administrators concerned of funding cuts in proposed state budget

The Senate version of the budget would phase out funding for cooperative innovative high schools across the state within three years.
Rev. William Barber

Civil rights leader convicted of trespassing at legislature

The civil rights leader who started the "Moral Monday" protest movement in North Carolina has been found guilty of trespassing during a 2017 protest at the General Assembly.

Wind project restrictions time-limited in NC Senate bill

Legislation that would have blocked for good new wind turbine projects across much of eastern North Carolina in the name of preserving military installations has been narrowed to a three-year pause.

Fantasy sports regulations falter in NC House committee

Legislation to regulate fantasy sports games in North Carolina lost again at the General Assembly, two weeks after it breezed through an initial committee with a proposed state gaming commission attached.

Bill to address ride-sharing user safety passes NC committee

Spurred by the slaying of a college student in neighboring South Carolina, lawmakers in North Carolina are working on new rules for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to make users feel safer and know when drivers are legitimate.

Craft beer sales deal OK’d by North Carolina Senate panel

Agreed-to legislation from North Carolina alcohol wholesalers and small breweries over who distributes their product as the beer-makers grow is finding little resistance within the General Assembly.
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NC revenue surplus lowered slightly, still largest in years

Much of the surge in North Carolina income tax collections this spring can't be counted on to repeat in 2020 and 2021, state government economists said Tuesday. That could limit options on further spending or tax breaks in the upcoming two-year budget.

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