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    NC Announces School Reopening Deal

    At a Wednesday, March 10th press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate Leader Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt announced a deal for reopening schools across North Carolina. Watch the recorded press conference from WRAL below. The new plan means…
    Brenee Goforth, March 10, 2021
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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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    Perdue vetoes bill on death penalty; override sought

    Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed the bill that sought to tighten up the Racial Justice Act. The bill, however, passed both chambers of the General Assembly by veto-proof margins, and legislative leaders have indicated they will seek a veto override. Said Perdue in her statement: “As long…
    Barry Smith, June 28, 2012