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RALEIGH — A new study from researchers at the University of Arkansas and Western Carolina University finds that a Democrat-backed budget bill pending in Congress would slash an average of $1,131 per student in resources for charter schools.

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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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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law House Bill 951, which will change how power companies, namely, Duke Energy, produce energy and how they can charge customers. The bill, known as “Energy Solutions for North Carolina,” was introduced in June and has gotten bipartisan support.

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Monday, 11 October 2021 15:20

Tillis, Burr support wildlife conservation bill

RALEIGH — Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are co-sponsoring the most significant wildlife conservation bill in nearly half a century, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill currently has 28 Senate co-sponsors and will devote $1.4 billion annually to locally-led efforts — including over $20 million to North Carolina — to help prevent extinctions and help at-risk wildlife species.

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WASHINGTON — North Carolina's 8th District congressman is teaming up with a high-profile Texas counterpart to help sponsor a bill clarifying the federal government's response to health care emergencies.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Senate bill that would legalize sports betting on phones and at various venues is stuck in the House, and it may not see action until next year’s session.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill designed to block the state attorney general from entering collusive lawsuit settlements. It's Cooper's 11th veto this year and No. 64 since he took office in 2017.

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When the 2021 session of the General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records of disciplinary actions taken by those employed by taxpayers in state and local government seemed like a longshot. Long a priority of North Carolina newspapers on behalf of the state’s citizens, improved access to public employee personnel records had been more aspirational than reality-based.

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RALEIGH — A Republican congressman from North Carolina would expand school choice for students across the nation facing mask mandates or classroom instruction based on Critical Race Theory.

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RALEIGH — A bill to establish a “regulatory sandbox” by waiving certain obstacles for a trial period for fast-emerging financial and insurance products and services is one step closer to becoming law. It cleared the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee on Tuesday, Sep. 21.

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