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  • Senate backs $21B NC government budget next year

    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.

  • NC Senate Republicans defend budget choices

    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.

  • McCrory signs NC bill setting business tax repeal

    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.

  • Fracking bill heads to North Carolina governor

    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.

  • NC Senate offers big teacher raise for tenure loss

    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.

  • Grant to build center to help homeless vets in NC

    North Carolina is getting more than $4 million to build housing and other benefits for homeless veterans.

  • McCrory wants more money for NC medical examiners

    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.

  • McCrory: NC resident should prepare for hurricanes

    Gov. Pat McCrory is reminding North Carolina residents that the coming week is Hurricane Preparedness Week.

  • McCrory NC film credit proposal unveiled

    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.

  • NCAE: 1,500 wouldn't get pay raise in McCrory plan

    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.

  • McCrory: Tougher punishment for prison cellphones

    Gov. Pat McCrory is joining North Carolina's district attorneys in seeking tougher penalties for those caught smuggling cellphones into prisons.

  • A look at where NC 'Moral Monday' demands stand

    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 groups lobby on NC breeding bill

    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.

  • Top NC Senate GOP leaders introduce coal ash bill

    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.

  • McCrory unveils $21B NC budget for next year

    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.

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