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2014/08/01 12:37
2014/08/01 12:37
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A new version of the tax bill surfaced on the Senate floor Thursday just before midnight and was voted on early Friday. The bill increases the cap on the county sales tax rate to 2.75 percent but...
2014/08/01 12:37
2014/08/01 12:37
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2014/07/30 15:58
2014/07/30 15:58
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RALEIGH A Mecklenburg County sales tax referendum still could be on the ballot this fall, a lawmaker said Wednesday. The state House was expected to reject Senate revisions of a bill that would,...
2014/07/25 14:23
2014/07/25 14:23
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Like the warm blanket of a humid day, a malaise has settled on the statehouse as lawmakers, lobbyists, staffers and reporters alike await word on a budget deal – the ticket to the end of the prolonged...
2014/07/24 17:58
2014/07/24 17:58
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RALEIGH The N.C. Senate gave final approval Thursday to a statewide limit on local sales taxes, sending a measure that divided urban from rural counties to the House. The 31-17 vote came after a...
2014/07/22 17:22
2014/07/22 17:22
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Here’s a new concept: A bill with multiple provisions in it should be a cohesive document with related parts, not a catch-all for whatever odds and ends that haven’t passed the General Assembly...
2014/07/22 02:01
2014/07/22 02:01
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North Carolina Senate leaders made changes to a controversial bill that would limit how much money you have to pay in sales taxes to the county where you live. Members of a Senate Finance Committee...
2014/07/22 00:12
2014/07/22 00:12
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North Carolina lawmakers plan to discuss Medicaid reform when the Senate convenes Tuesday. The House and Gov. Pat McCrory want Medicaid to be handled by groups comprised of doctors and other health...
2014/07/21 22:01
2014/07/21 22:01
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Backroom budget talks are underway in Raleigh but no one is saying if there's any progress. The House and Gov. Pat McCrory are still at odds with the Senate over how much to spend on teacher...
2014/07/21 12:37
2014/07/21 12:37
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The more fundamental difference between the House and Senate, however, centers on whether to pay for public school personnel who work with teachers in classrooms. Budget writers still disagree on how...
2014/07/18 22:18
2014/07/18 22:18
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- State Senate efforts to scuttle a .25 percent penny tax increase for Mecklenburg County taxpayers don't have much time. Michael Dickerson, with Mecklenburg County's Board of...
2014/07/18 10:22
2014/07/18 10:22
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A proposal to overhaul Medicaid is on its way to a vote of the full Senate, carried out of committee Thursday on a wave of praise by the managed care industry and questions about its impact on...
2014/07/16 23:18
2014/07/16 23:18
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Along mostly party lines, the House voted to repeal Common Core Standards in a final vote that sends it to the governor's desk. In its place lawmakers will form a commission to...
2014/07/16 16:58
2014/07/16 16:58
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The state senate’s finance committee is scheduled to discuss a bill that would effectively bar Mecklenburg County from holding a November referendum to raise the county’s sales tax by a quarter-penny...
2014/07/13 18:45
2014/07/13 18:45
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats have long claimed that Republicans abused their legislative powers to elect a disproportionate number of U.S. House members. Now a Florida court is lending credence to...
2014/07/12 13:04
2014/07/12 13:04
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Posted: Saturday, July 12th 2014 at 8:41am Fla. judge rules against GOP-controlled state legislature in redistricting issue RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Democrats have long claimed that Republicans abused...
2014/07/12 11:56
2014/07/12 11:56
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... preservation tax credits work for North Carolina and they make great sense/cents," said George Edwards, executive director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, in an email. The tax credits...
2014/07/12 04:58
2014/07/12 04:58
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A year into his job running Charlotte’s airport, Brent Cagle is overseeing $1 billion worth of construction and coordinating with the world’s largest airline. But his biggest challenge may be more...
2014/07/09 14:44
2014/07/09 14:44
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The Senate budget earlier proposed increased average teacher salaries of more than 11 percent - a huge jump after only one small raise since 2008. But senators would grant such a pay jump only to...
2014/07/08 22:59
2014/07/08 22:59
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North Carolina’s teachers will no longer face the choice of getting a pay raise or keeping their tenure. Senate budget negotiators Tuesday abandoned their proposal to eliminate tenure in exchange for...
2014/07/07 15:40
2014/07/07 15:40
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Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the North Carolina NAACP, the League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union will argue the case against state lawyers over the law in U.S....
2014/08/01 12:37
2014/08/01 12:37
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