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  • SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

    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.


  • NC local business taxes capped in proposal

    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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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