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NC Politics

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NC Democrats Want Long-Term Jobless Aid Revived

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan wants North Carolina to rejoin the rest of the states whose long-term unemployed residents could again benefit from emergency unemployment benefits should Congress restore them nationwide in […]

01/06/2014

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NC Govs Gather To Recall 1800s Chief Executive

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory and three living former governors are coming together to support an effort to encourage discussions on economic development named in the memory of a 19th-century North Carolina chief […]

10/29/2013

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Debate On NC Governor’s Power Follows Session

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is still new to veto politics, becoming the last state in the country to give its chief executive the formal power to block laws in 1997. The first veto […]

CBS Charlotte–09/16/2013

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NC Governor Clears Out Remaining Pending Bills

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory signed the remaining bills on his desk Friday from the General Assembly’s recent session except for one he plans to let become law without his signature. Two others […]

08/24/2013

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McCrory To Speak To NC Board Of Community Colleges

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to speak to the N.C. Board of Community Colleges. The governor’s appearance comes on Friday during the second day of the board’s meeting in Raleigh. According […]

08/16/2013

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NC Lawmakers Allow New Abortion Regulations

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature on Thursday approved new abortion rules that backers say will make the procedure safer, but that critics say aim to restrict the ability of women to have abortions […]

CBS Charlotte–07/26/2013

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NC Lawmakers Approve Drug Testing For Welfare

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers want suspicious applicants for North Carolina’s worker-training and welfare program to be drug-tested or fingerprinted. The state Senate gave the bill final legislative approval Thursday. It now goes to Gov. […]

CBS Charlotte–07/26/2013

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NC Bill Would Place New Restrictions On Voting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A revised bill supported by Republicans at the North Carolina legislature would add sweeping new restrictions on when, where and how citizens can vote. The legislation to be taken up in […]

CBS Charlotte–07/23/2013

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NC Immigration Bill Turned Mostly Into A Study

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After spending months working on a wide-ranging immigration bill, the North Carolina House on Tuesday tentatively opted instead to study several issues. A GOP leader said it was because Republicans in […]

07/17/2013

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If NC Tax Deal Is Reached, Will It Be True Reform?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory pledged to work toward modernizing and simplifying North Carolina’s tax code this year, largely by cutting tax rates and eliminating tax exemptions that […]

CBS Charlotte–07/15/2013

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