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Rally against HB 2 planned at state legislature

Updated: 05/16/2016 - The Forward Together movement led by the state NAACP scheduled a rally late Monday between the Legislative Building and the old Capitol building where Gov. Pat McCrory keeps his office.

Clinton’s Plan: new taxes, new investment, same challenges

Posted: 05/14/2016 - While Republican Donald Trump and others in the presidential sweepstakes went big and bold with their tax and spending plans this year, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton opted for a far more cautious, pragmatic fiscal path.

Impaired boating crimes OK'd by North Carolina House panel

Posted: 05/11/2016 - Criminal penalties for someone causing death or serious injury while driving a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol would be raised in line with punishments for DWI using a car in legislation heading to the North Carolina House floor.

NC Chamber: LGBT law changes should allow some lawsuits

Posted: 05/11/2016 - North Carolina's business lobby says it wants changes to a state law that limits protections to LGBT people, but only offering specifics on a provision that blocks workplace discrimination lawsuits from state courts.

North Carolina budget writers agree how much to spend in '17

Posted: 05/04/2016 - North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have agreed on how much the state should spend next year. It appears to resolve early an issue that tripped up budget negotiations last year and led to a General Assembly session lasting eight months.

Cruz exits Republican race for president

Posted: 05/03/2016 - A senior adviser to Ted Cruz says he has ended his campaign for president, putting Donald Trump on a glide path to claim the Republican Party's nomination.

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