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DA to dismiss all but 50 Moral Monday cases

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Anne Blythe, News and Observer, September 19, 2014. The Wake County district attorney announced Friday that he would dismiss all but about 50 cases against protesters arrested at the N.C. Legislative Building in 2013. District Attorney Ned Mangum announced his decision four days after the first case to reach Wake County Superior Court was […]

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McCrory wants to borrow $1 billion for rural transportation projects

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Bruce Siceloff, News and Observer, September 17, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday he wants the state to borrow more than $1 billion to “kick-start” a raft of mostly rural transportation projects. “Our small towns are still struggling,” McCrory told an audience in Greenville. “And our major emphasis in economic development is going to be […]

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McCrory won’t call special session

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mary Cornatzer, News and Observer, September 12, 2014. Saying it would be “counterproductive and a waste of taxpayer money,” Gov. Pat McCrory announced Friday that he would not call the legislature back to Raleigh as many have asked him to do. The legislature adjourned on Aug. 20 without adding more money to the state’s […]

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NC Politicians agree on Islamic state threat, not timing

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Renee Schoof, News and Observer, September 10, 2014. Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis and Sen. Kay Hagan on Wednesday agreed with President Barack Obama that the Islamic State poses a grave threat to the United States, but Tillis harshly criticized the president and Hagan for not acting sooner. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat from […]

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Coal ash to become law without McCrory’s signature

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Emory Dalesio, Associated Press, published in Winston-Salem Journal, September 9, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday he won’t sign a new law regulating Duke Energy’s toxic coal ash pits because he has problems with it, but he will allow the legislation to become law without his signature. McCrory’s key objection involves a provision that […]

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Meet Lee Roberts, Art Pope’s replacement as budget director

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Amanda Jones Hoyle, Triangle Business Journal, September 4, 2014. With N.C. Budget Director Art Pope stepping down from his post effective Sept. 5, his replacement for the job, Raleigh banker Lee Roberts, says he is already getting settled in. Roberts has been working out of a temporary office down the hall from Pope in the Administration […]

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Gubernatorial appointments: “That ain’t happening,” says Apodaca

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Nathaniel Axtell, Blue Ridge Now, September 1, 2014. As they baked in the 85-degree heat of Boyd Automotive’s former parking lot, politicians riding in Monday’s King Apple Parade talked coal ash and apples as they waited to join the convoy up Main Street. Asked if he planned to sign a compromise coal ash bill […]

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NC’s $10 billion Medicaid challenge: Pay for other states or take federal money

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Ann Doss Helms and Tony Pugh, News and Observer, September 2, 2014. North Carolina taxpayers could spend more than $10 billion by 2022 to provide medical care for low-income residents of other states while getting nothing in return, a McClatchy Newspapers analysis shows. The federal health law tried to expand Medicaid to millions of […]

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NC losing $10 million from airline tax breaks, union reports

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

by WBTV.com, August 26, 2014. A tax break on jet fuel costs North Carolina $10 million in revenue every year, a union that represents thousands of airport workers said Tuesday as it kicked off a new push to end such tax breaks. Unite Here said in its report that tax exemptions cost states a total […]

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Wilmington, New Hannover County want McCrory to call special session

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jonathan Spiers, Port City Daily, August 26, 2014. City of Wilmington and New Hanover County officials are formally asking Gov. Pat McCrory to reconvene the North Carolina General Assembly to resolve the issue of the state’s film credit, which otherwise is set to be significantly reduced next year. At a joint meeting Tuesday to […]

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