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GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes

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An omnibus bill backed by Republican leaders in the North Carolina House is seeking to make dozens of changes to state laws. More>>

NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

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The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. More>>

NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

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A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades. More>>

NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

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Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue. More>>

State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately Video included

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The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

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McCrory and Senate Republicans met privately Tuesday as they sought to resolve their differences over budget adjustments supposed to be settled three weeks ago. More>>

McCrory signs bills on Common Core, health care

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Gov. Pat McCrory signed several bills Tuesday, including one abolishing Common Core in North Carolina and another that was sponsored by the late Dr. Jim Fulghum of Wake County. More>>

Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. More>>

Tillis visits DC seeking donors for NC Senate bid

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The ongoing General Assembly session is putting a crimp into House Speaker Thom Tillis' campaign for the U.S. Senate, but he's still mingling with donors backing his campaign. More>>

NC pension changes near final legislative approval

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The General Assembly is one vote away from finalizing changes to North Carolina's government retirement system in part to prevent the system from having to pay for some large pension spikes for high-income workers. More>>

NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate

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Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot. More>>

NC Senate to debate Medicaid reform Tuesday Video included

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North Carolina lawmakers plan to discuss Medicaid reform when the Senate convenes Tuesday. More>>

NC teacher assistants' future key in budget talks

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The most high-profile fight between the House and Senate in extended North Carolina budget negotiations is over how large they want teacher pay increases to be. More>>

Wake Co. Rep. Jim Fulghum dies following cancer diagnosis Video included

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The daughter of Rep. Jim Fulghum says the lawmaker died Saturday, just weeks after he withdrew from his state Senate campaign.
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Tillis, NC Republicans talk GOP campaign efforts Video included

Tillis and other party notables spoke at the event. Tillis and other party notables spoke at the event.
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The U.S. Senate race is at the top of North Carolina's ballots this fall, and Republican nominee Thom Tillis is helping lead the GOP's charge to get out the vote. More>>

Hagan says she's hopeful about contraception bill Video included

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan said Friday that she is hopeful a federal bill requiring employers to offer contraception in their insurance plans can be resurrected in the U.S. Senate - despite a Supreme Court decision partially rejecting such coverage. More>>

NC Senate considers bill allowing counties to hike sales tax Video included

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The Senate will consider a bill that allows counties to raise sales taxes while placing restrictions on how that money can be used. More>>

NC private schools may get taxpayer money before judge rules Video included

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Taxpayer money for private or religious school tuition may start flowing to North Carolina families before a judge rules whether the program is legal. More>>

Senate's idea to reform NC Medicaid OK'd by panel

The Senate's idea of Medicaid reform in North Carolina has cleared a hurdle in the chamber despite opposition from several medical organizations and Gov. Pat McCrory's administration, which prefer a House plan. More>>

McCrory to sign bill to repeal Common Core Video included

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The North Carolina House voted Wednesday to repeal Common Core, the national standards for education.
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NC Senate approves moped regulations bill

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The North Carolina Senate has passed a bill which requires moped drivers to carry insurance. More>>

NC Senate differs with House on Medicaid future

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The Senate has offered details to its solution to contain North Carolina's Medicaid costs. They are considerably different from those backed by the House and Gov. Pat McCrory. More>>

NC House to consider final Common Core bill

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The North Carolina Legislature is one step away from passage of a bill that repeals the state's Common Core education standards. More>>

New NC Senate offer tries to unravel budget knot

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The latest plan would offer 8 percent average pay raises for teachers but still eliminate funding for teacher assistants for third grade. More>>

Bryant wins GOP bid for Wake DA; Walker takes NC 6th primary

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Bryant wins the GOP nomination for Wake County district attorney, while Mark Walker wins the Republican nomination in the 6th Congressional District. More>>

NC Democrats complain that GOP cut their staff

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House Democrats say Republican counterparts are denying them a full-time employee to manage their legislative operations although similar workers have been funded for the minority party in the past. More>>

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