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Stories with organization: North Carolina State General Assembly
  • Bill increases access to medication for overdose reversal 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:41 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A medication already known to have reversed well over 2,000 overdoses of heroin, OxyContin or other opium-based drugs in North Carolina since 2013 could become more accessible in legislation recommended Tuesday by a state Senate committee.

  • The Latest: Senators back order for opioid overdose fighter 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:12 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on a North Carolina state Senate committee debating a bill that would create a statewide standing order for a drug that cold block opioid overdoses (all times local):

  • NCAE, Democratic lawmakers speaker out on teachers' day 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:05 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Critics of the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly say low morale within the teaching profession needs to be reversed.

  • NC lawmaker sued as farm workers claim some wages unpaid 
    Updated: May-02-16 5:23 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Seven Mexican farm laborers are suing a North Carolina legislator, claiming they weren't paid wages due from working on the lawmaker's crops.

  • North Carolina lawmaker defends law, acknowledges fallout 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:20 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A top lawmaker has told business leaders he respects their right to speak out against a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people - but that he's not changing his mind about it.

  • McCrory seeks extra lottery profits for new initiatives 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:09 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let him use unanticipated extra profits from the North Carolina lottery in part for several new education initiatives and others that never before benefited directly from the state-run numbers games and scratch-offs.

  • North Carolina SBI director nominee gets House support 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 1:58 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory's choice to lead the State Bureau of Investigation for the next seven years is getting strong support so far at the North Carolina legislature.

  • Many lawmakers pan McCrory difference on teachers, workers 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:26 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory's $22.3 billion budget proposal released Wednesday relies on slower Medicaid growth and a small revenue surplus to let him offer permanent pay raises to most teachers and avoid proposing spending cuts that have become routine since the Great Recession.

  • North Carolina state controller confirmed to another term 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 4:03 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The General Assembly has finally signed off on keeping Gov. Pat McCrory's choice for North Carolina state controller on the job for the next six years.

  • Senate majority leader expects talk about referendum idea 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 12:54 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The majority leader in the North Carolina Senate says the chamber's Republicans will soon discuss the possibility of holding a referendum on a new law addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limits on LGBT anti-discrimination rules.

  • The Latest: Lower Medicaid projections helps cover pay plan 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 11:55 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on Gov. Pat McCrory's administration presenting details of its proposed $22.3 billion budget for the coming fiscal year (all times local):

  • College free speech: Hecklers on NC campuses under scrutiny story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 3:39 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Hecklers who shout down speakers on North Carolina's college campuses could be punished under a proposal being floated before lawmakers that would make this state the newest battleground over free speech at U.S. universities.

  • North Carolina Dems pan 'keep our state straight' comment story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 6:14 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a law limiting protections for LGBT people, as Democrats criticized a Republican's plea to "keep our state straight."

  • The Latest: Bathroom law didn't deter transgender protesters story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:31 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on protests over a law curtailing rights for lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people (all times local):

  • Rallies for, against House Bill 2 set on session's first day 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 4:35 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators returning for their annual work session will hear loud and clear from supporters and opponents of a law they approved last month addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limiting government protections for LGBT citizens.

  • There's more than House Bill 2 entering legislative session 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 12:03 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A new law approved by the North Carolina General Assembly during a special session last month addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limiting LGBT protections is still dominating headlines heading into the Legislature's annual work session starting Monday.

  • New state Rep. Chris Sgro taking oath before new session 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 4:01 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The head of North Carolina's leading gay-rights group is being sworn in as a member of the North Carolina House on the eve of this year's regular work session.

  • North Carolina GOP's careful plan could be in jeopardy 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 11:10 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A decade ago, GOP leaders developed a strategy to take over North Carolina's state government for the first time since 1870: Aggressively pursue the seats of vulnerable Democratic lawmakers and win House and Senate majorities by 2010; use those majorities to redistrict the state in Republicans' favor; and push a business-friendly, socially conservative agenda in a Southern state where progressive policies once held sway.

  • Rep. Schaeffer resigns, Chaudhuri appointed in Senate 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 4:55 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - There have been more comings and goings at the North Carolina General Assembly before this year's work session begins on Monday.

  • Report: N Carolina legislature losing experienced members 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 12:19 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Resignations, pending retirements and runs for other public offices by North Carolina General Assembly members are taking a significant bite out of the legislature's collective experience and effectiveness.

  • Top lawmaker: North Carolina rights law will stay in place story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:55 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina legislative leader said Wednesday he doesn't see the need to repeal or revise a law that limits protections for the LGBT community.

  • The Latest: Top lawmaker: N. Carolina law will stay in place 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 6:05 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on a law that limits protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people (all times local):

  • Legislature's police chief retiring; House clerk delays exit 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 1:49 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - One fixture at the North Carolina Legislative Building is retiring while another is staying a little longer.

  • North Carolina legislative redistricting trial concludes 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 8:11 pm

    GREENSBORO, North Carolina - A federal trial scrutinizing nearly 30 North Carolina legislative districts concluded Friday after attorneys presented conflicting arguments over whether increasing the number of majority-black districts reinforces outdated race-based political divisions or is a sensible legal strategy.

  • Another debate ahead on raising lottery advertising cap 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 5:16 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The General Assembly appears poised for another debate about increasing how much the North Carolina Education Lottery can spend on advertising.