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RALEIGH — The N.C. House in a concurrence vote passed House Bill 264, Emergency Powers Accountability Act, 66-44, on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Specifically, the legislation requires the governor to get concurrence from the Council of State for an emergency declaration lasting more than seven days.

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Monday, 18 October 2021 12:47

Where does North Carolina stand on the budget?

RALEIGH — As legislative members prepare for another week of redistricting committee meetings and budget talks, North Carolina is more than three months into the new fiscal year. The state still does not have a budget in place. Both the House and Senate have passed their versions but there is a new aspect of the process that hopefully Governor Roy Cooper will agree to so that a new budget will be passed by his administration.

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RALEIGH — The state Senate has voted again, 27-15, to place new limits on the governor's emergency powers. The Senate's endorsement of the measure returns the issue to the state House.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper wants a provision to curb a governor’s powers removed from state budget plans.

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RALEIGH — It’s now a time in North Carolina to dismiss policy based on politics and embrace a move toward legislation focusing on common sense, John Locke Foundation legislative experts said in a policy debate forum on Monday.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s governor would face a new 10-day limit on unchecked use of emergency powers, under a bill approved Tuesday on a party-line vote in the state Senate.

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RALEIGH — Republicans in the N.C. House are advancing a bill that would expand and strengthen the state’s three school-choice scholarship programs that help low-income children and those with special needs attend a private school.

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RALEIGH — More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic brought North Carolina to a screeching halt, Gov. Roy Cooper shows no sign of relinquishing the sweeping and open-ended emergency powers he has claimed under state law.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, is one of 16 governors who holds only virtual press briefings without reporters in the room.  He has scheduled one for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, when he’s expected to issue tighter coronavirus regulations.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is still selling Medicaid expansion, but Republican lawmakers still aren’t buying.

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Marley Moss: The Official Rich…

ROCKINGHAM — Marley Moss, a senior on the Richmond Senior High School cheerleading team, has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55. Read more

Pedro Molina: The Official Ric…

ROCKINGHAM — Pedro Molina, a senior soccer player, has been named the Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55. Read more

First-round exit in SAC tourna…

SANFORD — The Richmond Senior High School boys’ soccer team made a first-round exit in the Sandhills Athletic Conference tournament on Monday. Read more

Personable and Knowledgeable: …

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas nurse Keelie Sanchez Ingram, R.N., has been honored with the DAISY Award for July 2021. Sanchez Ingram, who works in the GI Lab at... Read more

COVID boosters available at Ri…

ROCKINGHAM — Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID boosters are being given at the Richmond County Health Department Monday-Thursday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. and on Friday 8-11 a.m. Pfizer boosters will... Read more

Financial incentives for COVID…

RALEIGH  — The  $25 Summer Card pilot program operated by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services was successful in encouraging COVID-19 vaccination, according to a published research letter... Read more

N.C. WILDLIFE: Howling coyotes…

RALEIGH — Just in time for Halloween, expect to see and hear more coyotes over the coming weeks as young coyotes leave their parents’ territory to establish a home of... Read more

OPINION: Surge in violence mer…

Are North Carolinians safer today than they were a decade ago? That depends on how you define the term “safe.” Read more

Proposed redistricting maps fi…

RALEIGH — The N.C. House Redistricting Committee submitted its proposed state district maps Friday, Oct. 22, after two months of public hearings and open meetings. They can be viewed on... Read more

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