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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Pat Mccrory
The Republican-led state Senate gave final approval early Saturday to its spending plan for North Carolina government next year that promises big pay raises to teachers who give up job protections but also would derail GOP Gov. Pat McCrory's Medicaid reform proposal.
North Carolina Senate Republicans on Thursday defended their proposed public school funding cuts that would pay for teacher raises and detailed their own plan to change Medicaid, rejecting GOP Gov. Pat McCrory's reform blueprint.
Legislation modifying North Carolina's tax rules and repealing some local business taxes next summer was signed quickly Thursday by Gov. Pat McCrory, even as municipalities are anxious for a long-term solution to avoid raising other taxes or cutting services.
A bill to allow permits for fracking in North Carolina was all but a done deal Thursday as it heads to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature.
A proposed state budget for the year starting in July would include pay raises of more than 10 percent for veteran teachers who relinquish job protections a court says lawmakers can't strip away, Senate leaders said Wednesday.
North Carolina is getting more than $4 million to build housing and other benefits for homeless veterans.
Gov. Pat McCrory and several lawmakers are promising to review how deaths are investigated in North Carolina and whether the state's medical examiner system needs additional money.
Gov. Pat McCrory is reminding North Carolina residents that the coming week is Hurricane Preparedness Week.
Gov. Pat McCrory has proposed changes to North Carolina's film tax credit program that his administration says would cost the state much less than the one set to expire at year's end.
North Carolina's largest teacher group is unhappy with Gov. Pat McCrory's budget because it didn't contain raises for the longest-serving public school instructors.
Gov. Pat McCrory is joining North Carolina's district attorneys in seeking tougher penalties for those caught smuggling cellphones into prisons.
The groups that assembled the "Moral Monday" protests at North Carolina Legislative Building have criticized the Republican agenda in state government since beginning their demonstrations in April 2013 and demanded that legislation be stopped on repealed. Here's a look at five demands and where efforts to stop the bills now stand:
Animal protection activists said Thursday they remained optimistic that legislation regulating large commercial dog breeding in North Carolina can pass soon, even as a key Senate leader has vowed to set it aside this year.
Two top Republicans in the North Carolina Senate introduced a bill Wednesday they say will curb the threat of pollution from coal ash dumps, three months after a massive spill at a Duke Energy plant coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge.
Gov. Pat McCrory and his top financial aide described the governor's $21 billion state budget proposal for the coming year Wednesday by highlighting what's absent in his spending plan about as much as what's included.
Forecasters expect Arthur to whip past the state's Outer Banks on Friday without making landfall, but Gov. Pat McCrory warned vacationers along the coast not to risk their safety by trying to salvage their picnics, barbecues and pre-paid beach cottage vacations.
"Don't put your stupid hat on," McCrory said.