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Lowest NC Earners Would Pay No Income Taxes Under GOP Plan

Updated: 05/07/2013 - The North Carolina Tax Fairness Act of 2013 reduces the top individual income tax rate from the current 7.75% to 4.5% by 2016. The current rate on the lowest-income earners would be reduced from 6 percent to zero percent.

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NC Fishermen Speak Out About Game Fish Bill

Updated: 05/06/2013 - Dozens of North Carolina coastal fishermen are making their voices heard on legislation that would essentially prevent commercial boats from catching and selling three fish species.

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Senate Plan Would Expand Sales Tax, Lower NC Rates

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Senate Republicans have rolled out the frame of their tax overhaul plan for North Carolina they say will cut income tax rates while expanding the scope of the sales tax.

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Senate Passes Bill Letting States Tax Online Sales

Posted: 05/06/2013 - The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping - for many a largely tax-free frontier - to state sales taxes.

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LaPierre: NRA, Members Will Never Surrender Guns

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The public face of the National Rifle Association is imploring members to never surrender their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress that he said will "destroy us and every ounce of our freedom."

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States Fear Loss Of Health Care Aid

Posted: 05/03/2013 - State officials say thousands of people with medical problems are in danger of losing coverage as the Obama administration winds down one of the earliest programs in the federal health care overhaul.

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NC House Passes "Right To Work" Bill

Posted: 05/02/2013 - A bill outlawing any contract that makes union hiring a requirement has passed the North Carolina House.The proposal was approved Thursday over the objections of Democrats who said it violates the National Labor Relations Act.

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Obama Nominated NC Congressman Watt To Housing Post

Updated: 05/01/2013 - President Barack Obama intends to nominate Rep. Melvin Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator that oversees lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a White House official said Tuesday.

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NKorea Charges US Man In Plot To Overthrow Regime

Posted: 04/29/2013 - North Korea says an American detained for nearly six months is being tried on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.

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