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McCrory Signed 43 Bills Into Law Thursday

Updated: 07/18/2013 - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a requirement teaching public school children there's a link between abortion and pre-term births later in life.

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House Takes Up GOP Version Of No Child Left Behind

Posted: 07/18/2013 - The House is ready to make the final tweaks to its Republican rewrite of the sweeping No Child Left Behind education law that governs every school in the country that receives federal education dollars.

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State Senate Rolls Out Voter ID Proposal

Updated: 07/18/2013 - The North Carolina Senate has unveiled its proposal for requiring citizens to show photo identification before they can vote in person.

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NC Lawmakers Look To Session End After Tax Deal

Posted: 07/17/2013 - North Carolina Senate Republicans want to hurry legislative activity along now that a tax overhaul is heading to Gov. Pat McCrory, but House counterparts aren't in a big rush to spend the weekend in Raleigh.

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GOP Faithful Rally In Raleigh To Back State's Direction

Updated: 07/16/2013 - About 200 supporters are expressing their appreciation for North Carolina Republicans efforts to cut taxes, require identification before voting and make getting abortions more difficult.

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Immigration Bill Delayed Until Tuesday

Updated: 07/16/2013 - Some provisions in an immigration bill poised for debate in the North Carolina House may now only be studied rather than carried out if it's approved.

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Protest At State Legislature To Focus On Women

Posted: 07/15/2013 - The latest weekly protests of Republican policies at North Carolina's General Assembly is taking place as legislation regulating abortion is waiting to be finalized.

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State Lawmakers To Tweak Law Cutting Jobless Benefits

Posted: 07/15/2013 - North Carolina lawmakers plan to make some changes in a new law that cuts unemployment benefits after the U.S. Labor Department pointed out some parts of the law that do not comply with federal regulations.

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If NC Tax Deal Is Reached, Will It Be True Reform?

Posted: 07/14/2013 - Republicans legislative leaders are still aiming to reach a deal they say will modernize North Carolina's tax system before this year's General Assembly session ends.

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Attorney General Won't Block ACLU's NC Gay Marriage Ban Case

Posted: 07/12/2013 - The ACLU and Attorney General Roy Cooper's office said Friday that Cooper won't fight the civil-rights organization expanding an existing lawsuit against a state law which says unmarried couples cannot be recognized as equal parents.

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Greenville Mayor Files For Second Term

Updated: 07/12/2013 - Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas is running for a second term. He filed his paperwork Thursday at the Pitt County board of elections.

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NEW INFO: Smithfield CEO Defends Deal With Chinese Company

Updated: 07/11/2013 - Lawmakers want to know more about a possible acquisition involving a China company and Virginia-based Smithfield foods, the world's biggest pork producer, with plants here in Eastern North Carolina.

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NC Bill Hikes Fines For Passing School Buses

Posted: 07/09/2013 - North Carolina motorists convicted of passing a stopped school bus picking up or dropping off students would face a $500 minimum fine in addition to other punishments in legislation going to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.

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