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House passes gun bill but without veto-proof majority

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Matt Caulder, Capitol Connection, June 8, 2017. The state House gave final approval to an omnibus gun rights billThursday after a short debate. The measure, House Bill 746, would recognize constitutional carry in the state, among other things, and the bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. The victory in the House is […]

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Senate passes $22.9 billion budget after 3 a.m. Friday

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Matt Caulder, Capitol Connection, May 11, 2017. The Senate passed its $22.9 billion budget bill for the coming biennium in a Thursday evening vote and a final vote on Friday just after 3 a.m. The Thursday vote fell down along party lines in a 34-15 vote with only Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg absent from […]

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Bills fly through House as crossover deadline nears

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, April 20, 2017. With the crossover deadline a mere week away, state House lawmakers cruised through nearly 40 bills Thursday afternoon, most passing with little discussion after being extensively vetted in committees. Crossover is a deadline set every session by which most legislation must pass either the House or the Senate […]

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Dueling tax cuts between the House and Senate

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Matt Caulder, Capitol Connection, April 19, 2017. Both the House and the Senate have put forward tax cut plans for the coming biennial budget. The competing plans will be discussed in earnest as legislators work to craft a budget plan to send to the governor for signing before the new fiscal year starts July […]

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House lawmakers propose infrastructure, debt reduction plan

| April 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Tim Moore, Speaker of NC House, speakermoore.com, April 6, 2017. North Carolina House Appropriations Chairman Dean Arp (R-Union) and Deputy Majority Leader Stephen Ross (R-Alamance) introduced House Bill 583 Pay-As-You-Go Capital & Infrastructure Fund at a press conference Thursday, legislation to improve the state’s approach to long-term funding of public roads and buildings.   The bill provides […]

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ATTENTION: Wilmington are NC SPIN viewers and friends

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

You are invited to attend a special live NC SPIN event Thursday, March 30th at the Lumina Theatre at Fisher Student Center on the campus of UNC-Wilmington from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.  This event is sponsored by the UNC-W Watson College of Education and is open to the public. There is no admission charge and […]

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Senate leaders proposed Billion dollar tax cut

| March 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Brian Balfour, Civitas Institute, March 16, 2017. In a press conference this morning, chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee unveiled a tax cut plan projected to save taxpayers more than $1 billion over the coming biennium. Following are the highlights from the plan: Personal income tax changes:  Lower the rate from 5.499 to 5.35 […]

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Lawmakers may trim UNC Board of Governors’ ranks

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, February 2, 2017. The legislature may trim the number of members serving on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors from 32 to 24, according to a top House lawmaker. Rules Chairman David Lewis, R-Harnett, filed a bill Thursdayto gradually reduce board’s size over the next three years. Joining him as lead sponsors […]

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McCrory staffers told their jobs end Sunday

| December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Emery Dales, Associated Press, published on WRAL.com, December 29, 2016. The incoming administration of Gov.-elect Roy Cooper is already giving notice to stalwarts of Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration that they’re being replaced and shouldn’t show up for work next week. Dismissal notices were given Wednesday to a few dozen McCrory political appointees in the […]

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Judge temporarily blocks House Bill 17

| December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal, December 29, 2016. Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens prevented parts of House Bill 17 from taking immediate effect, issuing a stay on Thursday afternoon, giving parties a little more than a week to argue whether the legislation should take effect while challenges work their way through the courts, WRAL reported. Representing the State […]

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