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    South Carolina House members removed their names Thursday from legislation that would allow the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate ethics allegations against a constitutional officer or other officers under the governor's control.

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    North Carolina legislators on Wednesday backed replacing fragmented local business privilege taxes with a streamlined, flat-fee system many hope will get passed when the full General Assembly convenes next month.

  • McAuliffe wants family added to Va. ethics bill

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants lobbyists to disclose what they give to lawmakers' families.

  • Va. Senate passes budget with expanded Medicaid

    The Virginia Senate approved its version of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats pointed fingers over who is responsible for a potential state government shutdown.

  • Fewer deaths, more violations after NC driving log

    The numbers of teen driving deaths and injuries have fallen in North Carolina but moving violations are up since the General Assembly imposed new requirements on young drivers and their parents before teens can drive fully on their own, the Division of Motor Vehicles said.

  • Judge: Subpoenas in NC voting suit must be honored

    North Carolina legislators can't ignore subpoenas seeking documents that could provide insight on the development and approval of last year's elections overhaul law being challenged in court, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

  • Wos, NC lawmakers at odds during meeting

    North Carolina's health secretary defended her agency's work since she took the job last year, responding Thursday to criticism from top Republican legislators who questioned whether the department could operate effectively and pull off any Medicaid overhaul.

  • Speaker: Pension settlement process 'frustrating'

    House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello on Thursday called the process to reach a proposed settlement in the legal fight over Rhode Island's pension overhaul "frustrating" and said he believes the law would withstand a challenge in court.

  • Conn. committee adds $12.3 million to Malloy plan

    The Connecticut General Assembly's budget-writing committee on Thursday approved a revised state spending plan of $19.04 billion - $12.3 million more than what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has recommended for next fiscal year.

  • APNewsBreak: NC governor directs belt-tightening

    Gov. Pat McCrory asked Thursday for more belt-tightening within North Carolina government as pre-emptive actions to protect the state from a Medicaid shortfall and a fuzzy revenue picture.

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  • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe gestures during a news conference at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va.,  Monday, March 24, 2014.  McAuliffe is proposing a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program, a suggestion he hopes will persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state's budget. McAuliffe announced that the federal government said it would not penalize Virginia if it ran a two-year pilot program.  House Republicans oppose Medicaid expansion. The federal government has promised to fund the bulk of the expansion. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

    Virginia voters not sold on Medicaid as a top priority, poll shows

    Just 4 percent of Virginia voters think the top priority of Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the General Assembly should be Medicaid — an issue that has paralyzed the budget process and forced a special session of the Legislature amid speculation about an unprecedented state government shutdown.

  • Tillis takes heat from 2 GOP rivals in Senate race

    Two candidates seeking to chase down House Speaker Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate primary have become bolder in their attacks on his decisions and conservative credentials.

  • House bill would put brakes on Port Royal sale

    Two bills in General Assembly seek a quick sale of the old Port of Port Royal, but a third measure puts on the brakes.

  • McAuliffe proposes 2-year pilot Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program Monday in a bid to persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state's budget.

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