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McCrory to veto Magistrates opting out of same-sex marriages

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, May 28, 2015. Within hours of the House giving final approval to a bill that would allow magistrates and other public officials to refuse to perform marriages for religious reasons, Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that he would veto the measure. Senate Bill 2 would allow magistrates and employees of county register […]

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House budget faces uncertain future

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Dan Way, Carolina Journal, May 26, 2015. An unusual coalition of 12 liberal Democrats and 11 conservative Republicans comprised the only formal opposition to the $22.1-billion General Fund budget passed around 1:15 a.m. May 22 by the state House of Representatives. The spending plan, approved by a 93-23 vote, is expected to undergo dramatic […]

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House passes $22.1 billion budget with 93-21 bipartisan vote

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, The Charlotte Observer, May 21, 2015. The N.C. House took a final 93-23 vote early Friday morning in favor of Republican leaders’ $21 billion state spending plan, over objections from a handful of Republicans and Democrats. The vote – which sends the budget proposal to the Senate for its consideration – came […]

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House to vote on budget today

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, May 21, 2015.  Good morning and welcome to Today @NCCapitol for Thursday, May 21. Here’s what’s going on at the General Assembly and around state government. HOUSE: Members of the state House will debate their $22.1 billion state budget package after briefly considering pushing forward with the measure Wednesday. During a 3 […]

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Judge halts fracking permits

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

by WBTV-TV, May 20, 2015. A judge has ordered North Carolina not to issue any fracking permits until the state Supreme Court rules on a legal question about how state panels are formed. Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald W. Stephens’ decision earlier this month delays the proceedings in a case by environmental groups that […]

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House budget writers want to boost scholarship, textbook funding

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, May 14, 2015. House budget writers want to provide a one-time boost to a scholarship program that helps poor students attend private schools and restore funding for driver training. Members of the House budget committees responsible for specific subject areas met Thursday morning to review the initial proposals put forward by […]

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McCrory, Berger, Moore in protestors’ “Hall of Shame”

| May 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Ken Smith and Matthew Burns, WRAL, May 13, 2015. The “Moral Monday” protest movement returned to the General Assembly on Wednesday, with at least 10 demonstrators winding up in zip-tie handcuffs as they tried to disrupt the legislature. The crowd of protesters was much smaller than two weeks ago, when Moral Monday organizers launched […]

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Many NC road projects are over budget, overdue

| May 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Cullen Browder, WRAL, May 12, 2015. From the mountains to the coast, road construction is constant in North Carolina. But keeping up with demand is nearly impossible for the state Department of Transportation, which is tasked with helping relieve traffic pressure in rapidly growing areas with a relatively meager budget. “The problem is that, […]

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Pay stays stubbornly flat for NC workers

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Tyler Dukes, WRAL, May 8, 2015. For almost two decades, North Carolina workers have opened their paychecks to find not much has changed. Despite a huge drop in the unemployment rate as the state economy recovers from the recession, economists say take-home pay continues to stagnate, barely keeping pace with modestly rising inflation. That […]

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North Carolina to end year with $400 million surplus

| May 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, May 6, 2015. North Carolina will reap $400 million more from taxpayers than anticipated when the fiscal year ends on June 30, Gov. Pat McCrory and top legislative leaders reported Wednesday. The consensus revenue report is especially good news given that as recently as March, revenue projections showed the state would end the […]

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