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Uber rides, sex abuse are subjects of new North Carolina laws

New North Carolina laws taking effect in October are designed to keep Uber and Lyft passengers safe, protect girls from sexual abuse and help people enter state-regulated trades.

North Carolina crime victims, testing bills signed by Cooper

New laws in North Carolina will scale back the number of standardized tests that public school students take and lay out expanded rights for crime victims following a recent change to the state constitution.
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Deal reached to do away with more standardized testing in NC

North Carolina legislators have reached a compromise on doing away with more standardized testing in public schools.
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Cooper quickly vetoes NC immigration bill

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday vetoed legislation requiring North Carolina sheriffs to recognize requests by federal immigration agents to hold jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally, calling the bill unconstitutional and politically motivated.

Immigration bill responding to dissenting sheriffs reappears

Immigration law-enforcement legislation that North Carolina Republicans have idled for months in the General Assembly is back in gear.

NC legislators supporting Medicaid expansion hold hearing

A health policy expert and residents struggling to find affordable insurance are planned speakers for a hearing before North Carolina General Assembly members pressing for passage of Medicaid expansion this year.

NC House offering own changes to address absentee fraud

The North Carolina House has offered another version of legislation designed to prevent mail-in absentee ballot fraud that prosecutors say occurred last fall and caused officials to require a new congressional election.
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Local lawmaker joins petition to send gun legislation to House Floor

Rep. Deb Butler (D) joined everal lawmakers sending a discharge petition to House leadership to essentially revive the Gun Violence Prevention Act, HB 86. 

Gov. Cooper holds ground on state budget compromise, pushes for Medicaid discussion

It's been almost a month since a new state budget was supposed to take effect, but a battle over Medicaid is stalling the spending plan.

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