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Reaction To State Budget

Updated: 08/05/2009 - A 19 billion dollar budget now sits on Governor Perdue's desk after the North Carolina General Assembly gave the state budget the final ok late Wednesday afternoon. And it will mean more taxes for you.

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Senate Sets Thursday Vote On Sotomayor

Updated: 08/06/2009 - The Senate has agreed to vote Thursday on confirming Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

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NC Senate Passes Hurricane Insurance Plan Fix

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The North Carolina Senate has approved a fix for an underfunded coastal insurance plan that regulators called a problem about to effect property coverage statewide.

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Republicans, Democrats At Odds In Sotomayor Debate

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Senate Republicans are lining up to criticize Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as unfit for the bench while Democrats offer effusive praise of the judge whose confirmation this week as the first Hispanic justice is all but assured.

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Clinton Addresses Trade Meeting In Kenya

Posted: 08/05/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a U.S.-Africa trade meeting on Wednesday that business and trade in Africa cannot grow without governments improving democracy.

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General Assembly Passes $19B Budget

Updated: 08/06/2009 - The budget leaves up to local school districts -- now just weeks away from a new school year -- to decide how to handle their share of $225 million in cuts.

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North Korea: 2 U.S. Journalists Pardoned

Updated: 08/04/2009 - North Korean media say leader Kim Jong Il has pardoned two American journalists and ordered their release during the visit of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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Easley Email Lawsuit Update

Posted: 08/03/2009 - A North Carolina judge is due to rule on whether to continue a lawsuit protesting former Gov. Mike Easley's policy of destroying e-mail correspondence.

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NC Democrats Reach Tentative Budget Agreement

Posted: 07/31/2009 - House and Senate Democrats have worked out a tentative budget agreement for North Carolina for the next two years almost a month after the spending plan was supposed to be in place.

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House Approves $2B More For 'Cash for Clunkers'

Updated: 07/31/2009 - The bill was approved on a vote of 316-109. House members acted within hours of learning from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the program was running out of money.

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NC Budget Update

Posted: 07/30/2009 - House and Senate Democrats appear on the edge of reaching a deal to raise more taxes one week after North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue rejected a similar plan.

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Republican Burr Will Vote Against Sotomayor

Posted: 07/29/2009 - The North Carolina senator says he is troubled by the judge's decisions in cases where she "appears to have relied on something other than well-settled law" to make her decision.

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