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Air Force to remove C-130s from Fort Bragg

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Gilbert Baez, WRAL, February 5, 2016. The Air Force has notified Congress that it plans to do away with a group of transport planes based at Fort Bragg. The 440th Airlift Wing flies C-130 aircraft that support training at Fort Bragg, but military leaders said they can meet training requirements for 82nd Airborne Division […]

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Lawmakers urged to REIN in regulations

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, February 3, 2016. Free market advocates on Tuesday urged lawmakers to adopt a measure that could curtail some regulations placed on North Carolina businesses and individuals. “Every rule has a cost on those who have to comply with it,” Becki Gray, vice president for outreach at the John Locke Foundation, told […]

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State Health Plan board could remove option for workers

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, Monday, February 1, 2016. State employees could lose access to a popular health insurance option and see costs for other options rise under changes the North Carolina State Health Plan board of trustees is due to vote on Friday. Executives who run the health plan, which covers state workers, teachers and retirees, have also […]

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Supreme Court upholds McCrory’s challenge to coal ash panel

| January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, January 30, 2016. North Carolina lawmakers tried to take too much power out of the hands of Gov. Pat McCrory when they created a trio of commissions, including one that oversee coal ash cleanup, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Friday. In the specific showdown over appointments to the three boards, […]

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Debt study: State can afford Connect NC Bonds

| January 28, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, January 27, 2016. Along with other officials responsible for financial oversight, Treasurer Janet Cowell issues a “debt affordability study” every year. The study gives guidance to lawmakers and other policy makers about how much the state can borrow and still be within a 4 percent ratio of debt service to general […]

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McCrory: Selma CSX site not a viable option

| January 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Janine Bowen, WRAL, January 26, 2016. After two weeks of tension about a proposed CSX cargo hub in Johnston County, the Governor’s Office said in a statement Tuesday that the proposed site for the project was off the table. “Based on the vote of local officials as well as serious land issues, the current […]

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As Attorney General, GOP clash, spending on private lawyers skyrockets

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Tyler Dukes, WRAL, January 25, 2016. Years before he announced it officially, Attorney General Roy Cooper’s nascent campaign for governor was the worst-kept secret in North Carolina politics. The Democrat’s open criticism of the Republican legislature’s policies riled the right, fueling skepticism among GOP leaders about Cooper’s ability to defend the state against a slew […]

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NC to get new military assets

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Matt Caulder, Capitol Connection, January 12, 2016. North Carolina leaders like to say that North Carolina is the most military-friendly state, and it seems the nation’s military leaders might agree. In 2015, three major military installations got good news for the future of the economies surrounding military bases in North Carolina. Two military installations […]

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Most city water would get ‘do not drink’ recommendation

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Jones and Blount, January 13, 2016. State officials revealed Wednesday that the well water at homes that received “do not drink” notifications from the N.C. health agency were most likely caused by naturally occurring levels of vanadium and chromium, levels that data show are exceeded by many wells and most large public water systems […]

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Groups seek to overturn NC ‘ag-gag’ law

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Matthew Burns, WRAL, Januar 13, 2016. A group of animal rights and consumer protection organizations filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to have a state law that allows employers to sue workers who conduct undercover investigations to expose questionable or illegal activity declared unconstitutional. Lawmakers passed House Bill 405 over Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto in June. Proponents say […]

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