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Stories with organization: North Carolina State General Assembly
  • new storyFood aid in jeopardy for more North Carolina healthy adults 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 1:45 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina legislature wants certain unemployed adults to meet work or training requirements again or miss out on food stamp benefits.

  • North Carolina House Rep. Brian Brown joining Tillis staff 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:08 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A two-term state House member is leaving the North Carolina General Assembly to join the in-state staff of Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.

  • North Carolina legislation answers local fracking moratoria 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:50 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The last bill the North Carolina General Assembly approved before adjourning this year was designed to stop local governments from trying to delay or restrict fracking in their own backyards.

  • North Carolina lawmakers end protracted session after 4 a.m. 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 7:12 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Fitting to this year's theme of protraction and delays, the North Carolina General Assembly session wrapped up its 8½-month session in the middle of the night Wednesday, only after lawmakers waited nearly four hours for one final bill.

  • Stam, No. 2 House leader, won't seek re-election 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:45 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The second highest-ranking leader in the North Carolina House said Wednesday he won't seek re-election to his legislative seat next year.

  • Bill on construction borrowing, referendum goes to McCrory 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 1:16 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Voters statewide will likely decide in March whether North Carolina should borrow $2 billion for scores of government construction projects after the General Assembly gave final approval early Wednesday to a debt package and proposed referendum.

  • Progressive leaders speak out against immigration bill 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:11 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A bill that would prohibit communities from becoming so-called sanctuaries for people in the country illegally and that would limit the types of acceptable personal identification will cause distrust between police and the communities they serve, progressive and immigrant groups said Monday.

  • Quick-moving fetal tissue bill goes to N. Carolina governor 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 5:05 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators plan to make it illegal law to sell the remains of aborted fetuses in the state.

  • More money for eugenic program victims being distributed 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 8:44 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Another set of payments to compensate those sterilized under North Carolina's defunct eugenics program will go out within weeks, welcome news to aging victims worried about taking care of themselves and loved ones.

  • Legislators vote for all North Carolina primaries in March 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 8:06 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers agreed Thursday to hold next year's primary elections March 15, a move designed to increase state influence in choosing presidential nominees but that also will accelerate decision-making by potential candidates for hundreds of elected positions.

  • Ross leaves job, ponders possible North Carolina Senate bid 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 8:42 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A potential U.S. Senate candidate says she's leaving her job as a transit attorney to focus more on deciding whether she'll get into the Democratic primary and try to unseat Republican incumbent Richard Burr.

  • North Carolina Senate gives initial OK to $2B bond proposal 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 4:19 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - What's being billed as a consensus $2 billion borrowing proposal between North Carolina legislative leaders has received strong initial support from the Senate.

  • Framework for changing Medicaid spending heads to governor 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 8:29 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Far-reaching legislation designed to change how North Carolina government bills Medicaid patient treatment is going to Gov. Pat McCrory after the General Assembly approved Tuesday a final compromise measure that was years in the making.

  • North Carolina lawmaker returns to House after heart surgery 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 1:56 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Charlotte representative is back at work in the North Carolina House nearly seven weeks after heart surgery.

  • Nebraska senator talks about state's death penalty repeal 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 12:07 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Republican legislator from Nebraska says North Carolina GOP lawmakers should consider abolishing the death penalty because the process is financially inefficient, subject to errors and does not give closure to victims' families.

  • Final North Carolina incentives deal gets initial Senate OK 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 8:28 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The political tussle over business recruitment incentives at the General Assembly has quieted in at least one chamber now that legislative leaders have come up with a negotiated measure as this year's session nears adjournment.

  • Bonds, primaries, Medicaid addressed before adjournment 
    Updated: Sep-20-15 11:46 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - With three months of intense budget negotiations over, North Carolina lawmakers look to be on a glide path to adjourn this year's extended session very soon, even with prominent legislation pending.

  • North Carolina budget signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 1:21 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's budget was signed into law Friday by Gov. Pat McCrory, more than two months after it was due, following a standoff and protracted negotiations between House and Senate Republicans.

  • The Latest: State budget signed by Governor Pat McCrory 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 11:50 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - 11:50 a.m.

  • North Carolina move to put Billy Graham statue in US Capitol 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 5:28 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina proposal to eventually place a statue of the Rev. Billy Graham inside the U.S. Capitol, replacing that of a former politician with ties more than a century ago to the white supremacist movement, won final approval from the state's lawmakers Thursday.

  • Measure addressing Belhaven hospital closing clears Senate 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 2:36 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Legislation designed to offer officials in Belhaven an easier path to reopening a now-closed hospital has cleared the North Carolina Senate.

  • Compromise 'revenge porn' bill finalized in North Carolina 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 6:11 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly has agreed on a "revenge porn" law.

  • Middle-school sex ed in N. Carolina tweaked by House panel 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 6:30 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Some House Republicans want to widen the kinds of qualified curriculum that North Carolina public middle schools are allowed to teach within required sex education programs.

  • Advocates say report backs keeping North Carolina solar laws 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 3:57 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Solar power advocates say a report affirms the need to extend North Carolina's tax credit on renewable energy investments and to avoid rewriting a mandate on alternate energy sources by electric power companies.

  • North Carolina renewable energy standard focus of forum 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 6:15 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Opponents of a 2007 law that mandates certain amounts of electricity sold in North Carolina originate from sources like solar panels and wind farms are making a late-session push to get final legislation passed to freeze those levels.