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More North Carolina magistrates refuse to perform marriages

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Gary Robertson, Associated Press, published in, September 3, 2015 Dozens of magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings since a law went into effect allowing officials to refrain from performing the ceremony. The state court system says it’s received 32 notices from magistrates since a law took effect June 11 allowing court officials […]

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Top 5 public service careers and their salaries

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Donna King, Jones and Blount, September 2, 2015. As college students flood campuses across the state this week, future careers drive many of the decisions they’ll make in the coming months. A growing number of North Carolinians have chosen careers in the public sector, working for local, state or the federal government. In fact, as of 2013 North Carolina […]

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Jetties arise as a budget issue

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, September 2, 2013. North Carolina would allow more terminal groins – jetties that protect barrier islands from erosion – if state senators get their way in the state budget. The move would be controversial, with some advocates saying the structures are costly and environmentally harmful. But senators insist that protecting barrier […]

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Fate of legislative, congressional maps back in court

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Associated Press, published in Winston-Salem Journal, August 31, 2015. North Carolina’s boundaries for General Assembly and congressional seats were drawn four years ago by Republican legislators and have been used in the past two election cycles, helping bolster GOP electoral gains. Yet the initial litigation that called the role race played in forming the […]

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Members of the “third house” shape public policy

| August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, August 30, 2015. When the loud thunk of the speaker’s gavel hammered a legislative day to a close on a recent afternoon, most members of the state House began moseying off to late-day meetings or, if they were lucky, home for the night. As rank and file lawmakers filtered out, more […]

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Tempers short as budget deadline extended

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie and Mark Binker, WRAL, August 27, 2015. Fuses are getting shorter in the Senate these days, and that frustration was in sharp relief Thursday as lawmakers approved their third budget deadline extension. The continuing resolution, House Bill 18, gives lawmakers until Sept. 18 to complete work on a compromise $21.74 billion spending […]

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Almost 100 state and local government emails among Ashley Madison hack

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Matt Caulder, NC Capitol Connection, August 21, 2015. This story has been updated to reflect the most up-to-date information. Almost 100 North Carolina state and local government email addresses have been uncovered so far among the more than 10,000 government and military email addresses released as part of the hack of the online affair site, Ashley […]

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Lawmakers to miss budget deadline…again

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, August 24, 2015. With just a week left before their second extended deadline, state lawmakers appear no closer to reaching agreement on their $21.74 billion budget plan. House and Senate leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory announced last Tuesday they had finally agreed on the size of the budget – a crucial first step […]

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House passes bill to require unemployed to bump up job search

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, August 23, 2015. The House passed a package of changes to the state’s unemployment insurance laws Thursday after rejecting a change that would have softened requirements for those receiving weekly payments. Senate Bill 15 will now return to the Senate after an 83-27 vote with one of its most controversial features […]

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4.2 million NC residents commute to work each week

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Rebecca Tippett, UNC Carolina Population Center, August 17, 2015. Each week, more than 4.2 million North Carolina residents embark on a commute to work, according to recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Most commutes are in-county commutes In most cases, the largest commuting flow is within the county, meaning most people live and work in […]

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