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North Carolina governor issuing paid parental leave order

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says his directive that state agencies provide paid leave for workers following a birth means parents will no longer have to choose between their career or their child.

North Carolina public safety secretary gets $23K raise

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's public safety chief received a $23,000 salary increase in April in part based on the secretary's growing workload. The raise frustrated some concerned about correctional officer pay and the Cabinet agency.
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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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Post-Florence recovery dollars pour into North Carolina

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded slightly more than $336 million to North Carolina in response to damage caused by Hurricane Florence last fall.

NC nonprofit casino nights get legal OK in bill Cooper signs

Charities can soon hold special casino "game nights" at fundraisers across most of North Carolina and offer alcoholic beverages to patrons without worrying that they're breaking the law.

Court: Were North Carolina lawmakers sneaky or rights violators?

A North Carolina appeals court will decide if state legislators were just sneaky when they took surprise action to cut incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's powers, or if they violated the state constitution.

State awards nearly $10M in grants to boost rural internet speeds

Getting online in rural areas of North Carolina is about to get a little easier thanks to a grant to expand internet access.
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Gov. Cooper recovering after back surgery

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is recovering after surgery to fix a herniated disc that his office says was causing him lower back pain.

School safety at forefront of teacher rally after shooting

North Carolina teachers took to the streets Wednesday for the second year in a row with hopes that a more politically balanced legislature will be more willing to meet their demands.

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