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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.

North Carolina Republicans return for session likely end

The North Carolina General Assembly could soon be done wrestling with legislation this year, but that doesn't mean they'll pin down a broad budget law or path forward on Medicaid expansion.

Budget stalemate continues as new school year nears

The budget battle appears to be moving slow, but the clock is ticking as teachers soon head back to begin preparations for the upcoming school year. Many will not see a pay raise yet according to school officials.

As Republicans seek override, Cooper makes budget offer

The fight over the North Carolina state budget continues as Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper made a counteroffer to the two-year plan written by Republicans that he's already vetoed.

Judge strikes down North Carolina voter ID OK’d by voters

North Carolina judge has voided constitutional amendments approved by voters in November requiring photo identification to vote in person and capping the state income tax rate.

GOP lawmakers want civil rights panel appointment withdrawn

North Carolina Republican lawmakers want Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to withdraw his recent appointee to a state civil rights panel because of a past social media post comparing law enforcement officers to terrorists.

North Carolina Democratic Party spent $16M in past 2 years

The North Carolina Democratic Party says it spent over $16 million during the past two-year election cycle — millions more than its Republican counterpart — on the way to picking up more General Assembly and statewide court seats.

Florence special session to start week earlier than planned

Republican leaders in the General Assembly are calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to call for a special legislative session to deal with Hurricane Florence-related issues earlier than planned.

Special session to let NC lawmakers change amendment language

Stymied by a court that ruled their ballot questions misleading, North Carolina Republican lawmakers are preparing for a special session to replace two proposed constitutional amendments that, if approved by voters, would shift key executive powers to the legislature.

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