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GOP legislators say Perdue can’t take $100M

Republican legislators say Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is threatening the prompt return of income tax refunds to North Carolina residents by borrowing money in a way that violates the state constitution.

GOP likely needs more Democrats for veto override

House Republican leaders say they'll probably go ahead to try to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto blocking an effort to challenge a provision in the federal health care overhaul law, although it appears Democrats are closing ranks against it.

Bill would allow concealed guns in parks, eateries

People carrying legally concealed handguns in North Carolina could take them into more restaurants and into state and local parks if an idea in the House becomes law.

Piedmont to win, rural areas lose in NC remapping

Republicans in charge of redrawing North Carolina legislative districts will set boundaries with an eye to the Piedmont.

NC bill would punish those who harm, kill fetuses

North Carolina Republicans and some crime victims are promoting legislation to make it a felony for an attacker to kill or injure a fetus at any stage of development.

Bill to eliminate four tests advances in NC Senate

Legislation that would eliminate four standardized end-of-course exams in North Carolina's public schools is moving forward over a judge's argument that ending them would violate the state constitution.

NC Senate committee approves malpractice changes

A Republican effort to change medical malpractice lawsuit rules and place a limit on certain monetary damages for patients in North Carolina has cleared a significant hurdle in the General Assembly.

McIntyre hopes to avoid government shutdown

Southeastern North Carolina's representative in Congress says as an eternal optimist, he does not think the federal government will shut down.

Goolsby wants US 17 renamed to honor Marines at cost of $100k

Sen. Thom Goolsby has sponsored a bill in the state legislature to designate US 17 as US Marine Corps Highway. The bill calls for $100,000 of Department of Transportation funds be allocated to pay for signage for the road.

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