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Governor vetoes teacher pay bills, seeks higher raises

North Carolina's governor has vetoed bills that increase teacher pay, saying the state can do better.

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.
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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.

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.

NC House members: Cellphone ban while driving needs work

Legislation originally designed to prohibit hand-held cellphones while driving in North Carolina nearly sank after a rewrite because lawmakers worried it would punish people who eat or put on makeup behind the wheel.

Bill would change NC littering laws to include grass clippings, leaves on streets

Motorcycle riders are backing a change to the state’s littering law, saying some people are creating a safety hazard by leaving large amounts of grass clippings and leaves on streets.
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Cooper seeks $3.9B bond package, 9 percent teacher raises

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's two-year budget would seek to borrow twice as much as state House Republicans are proposing in their respective proposed construction bond referendums.

NC lawmakers unveil $1.9B school construction bond proposal

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore says borrowing money to pay for public school construction is the way to go because it offers certainty to local governments about how much money they'll have at their disposal for projects.

School construction brings together Gov. Cooper, GOP speaker

Political adversaries for the past two years, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and a top Republican legislative leader are now rare allies on whittling down North Carolina public schools' construction and repair needs.

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