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Purdue issues rules about new rules

RALEIGH — Gov. Beverly Perdue issued some new rules the other day about making rules. Apparently, there are too many rules in state government. So she’s made some new rules to stop all that. To ensure that any new rules ...

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The race to watch

RALEIGH — Nearly 13 years ago, I walked back into the cramped legislative office space of The Associated Press and posed a question to old colleague Dennis Patterson. I had just come from my first meeting of the state Senate’s ...

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Campaign ads throw truth out the window

RALEIGH — When the stakes are high, maybe anything goes. So it goes this campaign season. Election mailers tied to candidates, political parties and independent groups aren’t just especially nasty this year. Some are plain false. Of course, nastiness is ...

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Governor possesses big budget power

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s high court recently wrestled without conclusion about where the budgetary powers of the state legislature stop and those of the governor begin. To Joe and Jane Taxpayer, it might seem like an inconsequential argument. Government — ...

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Credibility for Blue Cross

RALEIGH — Brad Wilson must have known he had a problem. Those realizations tend to occur when state legislators take very public swipes at the multibillion business enterprise you head. Wilson has been the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield ...

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