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Stories with organization: North Carolina State General Assembly
  • Road funding plans fuel debate between McCrory, legislators 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:36 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican legislative leaders argued back and forth Wednesday about their plans to fund transportation projects, continuing a showdown that has highlighted a divide between the Senate and the governor's office.

  • NC lawmakers enter legal battle over Blackbeard's ship 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:35 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers are wading into a legal battle between the state and the explorers of Blackbeard's pirate ship over the rights to footage from the famed wreck.

  • Gun-control law overcomes amendments to pass legislature 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:43 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A gun-control bill won lopsided approval in the North Carolina Senate Monday, a reflection of the bipartisan coalition formed in the House to delete a proposed repeal of the state's pistol permit requirement.

  • Senate approves expediting changes to NC death penalty drugs 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:43 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The state Senate has given approval to legislation expediting North Carolina's ability to obtain new drugs for lethal injections, overriding objections of death-penalty opponents who want more public input on the execution process.

  • NAACP criticizes NC GOP leaders for monuments bill 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:26 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The president of the state chapter of the NAACP is criticizing Republican leaders in North Carolina following passage of a historical monuments bill which opponents say protects Confederate memorials.

  • North Carolina revenues surpass estimates by $445 million 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:49 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's General Fund has surpassed its expected revenues by about $445 million in the most recent fiscal year, further exceeding estimates made earlier this year by about $45 million.

  • Many NC counties proposed to cut car emissions testing 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 11:38 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Drivers in more than half of North Carolina's 48 counties requiring vehicle emissions tests may be able to forego the $30 inspection under new legislation moving through the state Legislature.

  • Gov. McCrory signs bill protecting Confederate monuments 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:28 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Under pressure to take action from groups on both sides of the Confederate symbols debate, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory responded Thursday by signing a much-debated monuments bill that critics said would protect Confederate memorials.

  • Activists argue for more transparency in NC death penalty 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 6:34 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Opponents of the death penalty and the sponsor of a bill changing North Carolina's execution laws on Thursday debated how much transparency the public needs into the process.

  • NC Senate passes new rules approved by ridesharing services 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 1:04 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A deal brokered between North Carolina lawmakers and ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to place regulations on the app-based companies has passed the Senate and will go to the House.

  • Committee formed to make deal on NC environmental rules 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 2:20 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Members of the North Carolina House and Senate will form a committee to tackle numerous proposed changes to the state's environmental regulations in hopes of reaching a set of compromises before the end of the summer.

  • NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:55 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.

  • NC House gives final nod to controversial monuments bill 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 5:17 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina House has passed controversial legislation that protects historical monuments and memorials, overcoming hours of debate launched by Democrats who condemned the bill for preserving Confederate symbols.

  • NC Senate passes plan to hold presidential primary in March 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 4:32 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A deal brokered by Republican leaders in North Carolina to push the next year's presidential primary into March has passed the state Senate and will head back to the House for final approval.

  • NC advocates call for stricter fines for cheating employers 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 6:44 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Pressed to take action on companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors, North Carolina lawmakers are pushing legislation backed by several business associations to set up an agency to investigate and punish cheating employers.

  • Budget negotiators named; McCrory talks to GOP lawmakers 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 7:11 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators wrapped up their first week back after a week off with little to show toward getting the already late state budget finalized next month.

  • Health care advocates push NC governor to expand Medicaid 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 2:43 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Healthcare advocates released a report Thursday detailing the effect of North Carolina's healthcare coverage gap on children, and held six demonstrations in cities across the state calling on the governor to expand Medicaid.

  • NC Democrats concerned DWI penalties hurt poor offenders 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 1:35 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Some North Carolina Senate Democrats are concerned that passing more severe penalties and conditions for drunk drivers may place restrictive costs on poor offenders.

  • NC lawmakers pass bill to end development protest petitions 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 7:41 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A bill eliminating a formal track for North Carolina homeowners to protest development in their communities passed the General Assembly on Wednesday and is headed to the governor, who will likely approve it.

  • Changes to treat epilepsy using hemp extract go to McCrory 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 5:48 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Legislature has removed some obstacles from a 2014 law designed for children with severe epilepsy to ingest an extract from a marijuana plant to treat their disease.

  • North Carolina governor announces mental health task force 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 4:16 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A new task force announced by Gov. Pat McCrory which combines the three branches of North Carolina's government will examine better ways to treat and help those people with mental health and substance abuse disorders.

  • Senator: Lower age to drive ATVs not likely in reform bill 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 2:34 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Negotiations in the North Carolina General Assembly over a large regulatory reform bill will likely leave out a plan to allow children as young as 6 to ride all-terrain vehicles, a senator behind the proposal said.

  • NC Speaker Moore's law firm hired for Cleveland County job 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 4:53 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore has been hired as the attorney for his home county.

  • Budget, incentives, bonds on tap for returning NC lawmakers 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 10:39 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly returns from a weeklong break on Monday to begin an expected long, hot summer at the Legislative Building.

  • N. Carolina lawmakers take week off despite no final budget 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:17 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly went home Thursday to begin a July 4 weekend followed by a weeklong break despite a chasm between House and Senate proposals on the already overdue state budget.