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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 — The judge in the long-running Leandro school funding case could issue an order as early as three weeks compelling the General Assembly to fully fund a court-ordered plan drawn up by California-based consultants.

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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 — 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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RALEIGH — A unanimous vote in the N.C. House means a "regulatory sandbox" bill is on its way to Gov. Roy Cooper. The new “sandbox” would waive certain obstacles for a trial period for fast-emerging financial and insurance products and services. 

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Wednesday, 06 October 2021 14:03

House to start drawing new election maps Wednesday

RALEIGH — The N.C. House committee charged with drawing new state election maps will start the formal map-drawing process Wednesday morning. Members can work on maps from 9 a.m. to as late as 5 p.m. each weekday until the process is complete.

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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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RALEIGH — Republican budget writers in the General Assembly are bristling after the judge in the long-running Leandro school funding case set an arbitrary deadline of Oct. 18 for lawmakers to fund the court-ordered plan.

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RALEIGH —The GOP-led North Carolina General Assembly has taken the rare step of “firing” Democrat Attorney General Josh Stein for refusing his constitutional duty to fully represent the legislature in court.

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Despite corporate media and many politicians clamoring for more gun control measures, an inherent right continues to expand in much of the nation today. 

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