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Records show McCrory’s frequent use of state plane to fly home

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Nick Ochsner, WBTV, May 25, 2016. Governor Pat McCrory’s frequent trips to Charlotte and the state’s Western Residence in Asheville has cost taxpayers nearly $60,000 in flight time on state airplanes. McCrory makes no secret of the time he spends at his home in Charlotte and at the Western Residence. A review of travel […]

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High profile group want to quell HB2 furor

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker and Adam Owens, WRAL, May 25, 2016. A group of high-profile non-government leaders hope to spark a conversation and perhaps legislative changes to House Bill 2, which has roiled the state’s political waters and spawned multiple lawsuits over the past two months. The group would be led by former Lt. Gov. Dennis […]

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Charlotte Council yanks repeal of bathroom ordinance

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, May 24, 2016. On Monday afternoon the Charlotte City Council pulled discussion of a possible repeal of its nondiscrimination ordinance, which included a controversial provision allowing transgendered people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. The council’s agenda had included a presentation on the economic impact […]

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House passes budget on crucial vote with broad bipartisan support

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, May 18, 2016. The N.C. House on Wednesday gave its initial approval to the state’s $22.2 billion General Fund budget that includes a middle-class tax break along with a modest boost in salaries for state employees and teachers. The bill passed with a bipartisan vote of 103-12, with every Republican and 30 Democrats backing […]

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NC Rep. Chris Miller wants to redirect Connect NC Bond funds

| May 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Tim Buckland, Wilmington Star-News, May 11, 2016. A portion of the $2 billion Connect NC bond approved by voters in March could be directed toward transportation under a referendum proposed by NC Rep. Chris Millis, R-Pender. Under House Bill 1106, voters would be asked to approve taking $490 million from the bond and using […]

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McCrory asks court to declare HB2 doesn’t discriminate

| May 9, 2016 | 4 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, May 9, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory has asked a federal court to declare that House Bill 2 does not discriminate against LBGT people, a reaction to the Obama administration’s demand the state roll back the law.  Lawyers for the governor filed the declaratory judgment action Monday.  “The Obama administration is bypassing Congress […]

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State leaders stand against feds on HB2

| May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Matt Caulder, Capitol Connection, May 6, 2016. State leaders stood in defense of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act after the U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter to the state saying that HB2 violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX. Looming over the debate is a recent federal court ruling. […]

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McCrory to respond to feds on HB2 after lawmakers refuse to act

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, May 5, 2016. North Carolina officials are still trying to determine the stakes in a possible showdown with the federal government over a state law that the U.S. Department of Justice says violates the civil rights of transgender state workers and students. The Justice Department said in letters sent Wednesday to […]

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Obama administration says HB2 violates Civil Rights Act

| May 5, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, May 4, 2016. North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 violates federal civil rights laws by preventing transgender state workers from using the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice, the U.S. Justice Department told Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday. In a letter to McCrory, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta gave […]

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Repeal of HB2? ‘We’re having discussions,’ Hardister says

| May 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Joe Killian, Greensboro News-Record, May 3, 2016. After more than a month of controversy, a number of Republican lawmakers are considering amending — or even repealing — House Bill 2. “Right now, we’re listening to feedback and we’re having discussions,” N.C. Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) said. “What I would say right now is we’re […]

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