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    Press Release from NC Senate

    Here is a press release that was sent out this morning from the NC Senate President Pro Tempore’s office: Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Tuesday announced the Senate members of the General Assembly’s top government oversight committee.   The Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental…
    Sarah Curry, November 3, 2015
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    NC Senate passes legislation to ban ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    Here is a press release that was sent out by the NC Senate this morning on sanctuary cities. A bill tentatively passed by the North Carolina Senate on Thursday would ban N.C. localities from acting as ‘sanctuary cities’ that ignore federal laws against illegal immigration.   Earlier this…
    Sarah Curry, September 24, 2015
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    NC Senate passes final bond proposal

    A press release from the NC Senate was released today following a vote they had on a bond package. In a strong bipartisan vote Wednesday, the North Carolina Senate tentatively approved a final $2 billion bond package to support critical infrastructure needs in the state’s public universities, community colleges, National…
    Sarah Curry, September 23, 2015
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    In the last 35 years, NC has only had an ‘on time’ budget 11 times

    North Carolina lawmakers still cannot agree to a final budget.  The Senate saw difficulty in compromise, so they decided to move their economic development and Medicaid reform plans out of the budget and into stand-alone bills.  Unfortunately, even with this change, the two chambers were unable to come to an…
    Sarah Curry, August 17, 2015
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    NC Senate compromise – hopefully NC will have a budget soon

    Yesterday we heard in a press conference the Senate’s plan to speed up the budget process with their compromises.  They have decided to remove their Medicaid reform and economic development provisions from their version of the budget in efforts to pass a state spending plan before the continuing resolution expires…
    Sarah Curry, August 6, 2015
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    NC Senate brags about local income redistribution and free money to private businesses

    Well, the budget still isn’t finished for the State of North Carolina, but the NC Senate has sent out a press release this morning touting their priorities.  They plan to redistribute the sales taxes collected by urban counties and give it to the rural (sorta like a modern day Robin…
    Sarah Curry, August 6, 2015
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    Senate leadership press conference announcement

    This was just sent from the Senate Pro Temp’s Office.  Maybe we will finally know something about the budget…..?…
    Sarah Curry, August 5, 2015
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    What is in the Senate Budge that no one is talking about…?

    Every year when the budget comes out people focus on the big items such as education and Medicaid, but what about those small things that no one really talks about? I want to highlight some of those today. All of these spending items came from the Senate Budget as…
    Sarah Curry, June 17, 2015