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    Gov. Pat McCrory signs judicial retention bill into law

     Gov. Pat McCrory Soon your ballot will look a little different when you vote for justices on the N.C. Supreme Court. Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a bill that provides for judicial retenttion for Supreme Court justices. After a justice faces a traditional election…
    Barry Smith, June 11, 2015
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    Were N.C. political leaders singing in harmony?

    They weren’t quite singing Kumbaya at the General Assembly during Wednesday’s opening day ceremonies and press conferences, but the tone was a bit more harmonious than it’s been in recent months. Democrats and Republicans displayed a spirit of bipartisanship in the election of leaders – with Rep.
    Barry Smith, January 14, 2015
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    Gov. Pat McCrory taps B.W. Collier to lead SBI

    B.W. Collier Gov. Pat McCrory wasted no time appointing an acting head of the State Bureau of Investigation. Hours after signing the budget, which contained a provision transferring the SBI from the Justice Department to the Department of Public Safety, McCrory appointed Bernard “B.W.” Collier II as its acting…
    Barry Smith, August 7, 2014
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    Rep. Tim Moore files July 25 sine die resolution

    Rep. Tim Moore Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Maybe. Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, and chairman of the House Rules Committee has filed a July 25 sine die resolution. That, the approval of a Common Core repeal bill acceptable to Gov.
    Barry Smith, July 16, 2014
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    Gov. Pat McCrory says he’ll sign bill replacing Common Core

    Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign the bill replacing Common Core with North Carolina standards, which just cleared the General Assembly. McCrory said in a statement: “I will sign this bill because it does not change any of North Carolina’s education standards. It does initiate a…
    Barry Smith, July 16, 2014
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    State officials hopeful that unemployment debt will be paid off early

    Dale Folwell It’s looking like North Carolina businesses will pay off their unemployment insurance debt to the federal government three months earlier than anticipated. According to a Division of Employment Security press release, the debt owed to the federal government to pay off borrowed unemployment benefit funds dropped…
    Barry Smith, July 14, 2014
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    Plenty of drama without film incentives

    Think of all the drama. The House brings in non-members to bolster its position in the budget impasse. Then senators stage a walkout. Now the governor is threatening a veto if the Senate version is adopted. It’s looking like we’ve got plenty of drama in the capital city without film…
    Barry Smith, July 10, 2014
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    Common Core repeal clears the Senate; the House is next

    Sen. Jerry Tillman The Senate just passed the conference report that would repeal the Common Core standards. The vote was 33-12. All it lacks is an affirmative vote by the House, which will likely come next week, before going to the desk of GOP Gov. Pat…
    Barry Smith, July 10, 2014