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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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Voters will decide whether felony criminal defendants can waive jury trials

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, August 25, 2014. Criminal defendants charged with all but the most serious felonies would be able to have a judge, rather than a jury of their peers, decide whether they are guilty or innocent if voters approve a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The measure is a seemingly bland […]

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McCrory likely to sign coal ash bill despite concerns

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, August 25, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory appears ready to sign a bill regulating coal ash despite his concerns that it unconstitutionally usurps his power to appoint the majority of an oversight commission, a provision that he might challenge in court. “I anticipate signing that,” McCrory said during an interview […]

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Hagan criticizes Obama on veterans issues ahead of his Charlotte visit

| August 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

by Jim Morrill, News and Observer, August 23, 2014. Three weeks after signing into law a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Barack Obama will come to Charlotte Tuesday to speak to the American Legion. The president is expected to speak in the morning, though no details have been announced. The 2.4 […]

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Voucher supporters ask court to put order on hold

| August 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Barry Smith, The Locker Room, August 22, 2014. Voucher supporters have file an emergency motion to put Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood’s ruling halting vouchers on hold until the case is decided on appeal. “The Superior Court’s action has thrown the educational future of these students into turmoil,” the brief asking for the “temporary stay” reads. […]

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Governor may take legislature to court over coal ash commission

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by WRAL, August 23, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory says he’s likely to sign the coal ash cleanup bill lawmakers sent him on the last day of session, but he also suggested his administration could take state lawmakers to court over it. McCrory made the comments in an interview with Tom Campbell on NC Spin this […]

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Sanford tracking hearing reveals passions on both sides

| August 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Will Doran, News and Observer, August 22, 2014. Before a public hearing Friday evening on fracking, pro-drilling activists said they hoped it would be a more cordial environment than the first hearing in Raleigh. “We are hoping for a polite hearing, unlike the one Wednesday,” said Kathy Hartkopf, a Hillsborough resident who organized a […]

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Bill bars sale of hearing notices to lawyers

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, August 21, 2014. The General Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that bars the N.C. Division of Employment Security from selling to law firms confidential hearing notices of unemployment benefit appeals, a move seen as critical to the agency continuing to get federal money. About $58 million in annual federal funding […]

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Charlotte to study ‘pay as you throw’ idea for garbage

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Steve Harrison, Charlotte Observer, published in Lake Wylie Pilot, August 20, 2014. Your water bill is based on how much water you use. Your power bill is based on how much electricity you consume. That principle could be coming to garbage pickup in the city of Charlotte, which is studying whether to implement a […]

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