RALEIGH — Republicans in the General Assembly have been hostile to the federal health care overhaul for years. Now, their leaders are convening a committee to examine the law’s effects upon North Carolina’s economy and insurance market. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, ...Read More »
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Topless protests are bad for business and the Asheville Chamber of Commerce wants North Carolina lawmakers to address the problem. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, Chamber President Kit Cramer told the paper she doesn’t care how the issue gets fixed, ...Read More »
RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Monday she’s pushing North Carolina to rejoin the rest of the states to help the long-term unemployed with emergency unemployment benefits. But Republican legislative leaders – including one who wants to unseat her this fall – ...
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Republicans leading the General Assembly and the executive branch find themselves in an intraparty tug-of-war over relatively low-key legislation that may reveal who's got political strength in Raleigh and let Gov. Pat McCrory display some independence. The legislature reconvenes Tuesday to consider whether to override two McCrory vetoes on bills requiring government drug testing of some welfare applicants and broadening exceptions for employers required to confirm whether new employees can work in the country.Read More »
The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to work to consider whether to override Gov. Pat McCrory's first two vetoes. The legislature is scheduled to reconvene in Raleigh at midday Tuesday, more than five weeks after it adjourned for the year.Read More »
You’re either fer it, or you’re agin it, as they say in the mountains of western North Carolina, and that’s true of possible legislation that REBIC will either back or oppose this year on the other end of the state in Raleigh, where the state legislature is in session.
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CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina system is bracing for budget cuts next year that could put hundreds of people out of work. Multiple media outlets report that UNC President Erskine Bowles told the system’s board of governors ...Read More »
Sara Preston remembers the three-year battle before the North Carolina General Assembly passed the School Violence Prevention Act in June of 2009. The law requires the state’s public schools to adopt policies banning students from bullying and harassing their classmates ...
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