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NC Lawmakers Push Bill To Reveal Hospital Costs

Posted: 03/27/2013 - Two state lawmakers, including one from Eastern Carolina, are proposing a measure that would help patients in North Carolina find the best prices on medical procedures.

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Sen. Kay Hagan Announces Support For Gay Marriage

Updated: 03/27/2013 - As the Supreme Court hears arguments whether a U.S. law that denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples is constitutional or not, the North Carolina Democrat posted on her Facebook page that she now supports it.

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NC House Approves Making Gun Permit Holders' Information Private

Posted: 03/26/2013 - The House voted 97-20 on Tuesday in favor of making confidential lists of people purchasing pistols or who received concealed weapons permits from local sheriffs and their identifying information. The information is currently a public record.

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Senate OKs Cancelling Dix Lease For Park

Posted: 03/26/2013 - Senate Republicans have pushed through a bill to throw out a lease that lets Raleigh build a large park on the old Dorothea Dix mental hospital campus. But not all GOP senators joined in support.

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300 Illegal Immigrants Seek NC Driver's Licenses

Updated: 03/25/2013 - More than 300 illegal immigrants with permission to stay in the United States applied for special driver's licenses on the first day North Carolina made them available.

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McCrory Takes From Other Pots To Build State Reserves

Posted: 03/24/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory's first budget proposal seeks to set aside nearly $1 billion over the next two years to help North Carolina prepare for the unexpected and improve neglected state buildings and computer systems.

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Senate Gives Pre-Dawn OK To Democratic Budget

Updated: 03/23/2013 - The Senate has narrowly passed its first budget proposal in four years as majority Democrats went on record favoring almost $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade while sheltering domestic programs targeted by House Republicans.

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FAA To Shut Down Kinston, New Bern Air Traffic Towers

Updated: 03/22/2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration says 149 federal contract towers will close beginning April 7th, including at the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern and the Kinston Regional Jetport, as part of the agency's sequestration plan.

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State's Sweepstakes Industry Keeps Pushing For Legality

Posted: 03/21/2013 - North Carolina's crippled video sweepstakes industry says it'll keep asking lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory to consider legislation to regulate and tax their games despite a gambling scandal in Florida.

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House Passes GOP Budget That Sharply Cuts Spending

Posted: 03/21/2013 - House Republicans have passed a budget plan that would bring the federal government's finances into balance in 10 years by sharply cutting safety-net programs for the poor and by clamping down on domestic agencies.

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Rockets Hit Israel As Obama To Meet Palestinians

Posted: 03/21/2013 - On the second day of a Mideast tour, U.S. President Barack Obama is set to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored when militants in Gaza launched rockets into southern Israel.

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Senate Approves Huge 2013 Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown

Posted: 03/20/2013 - The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits - and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away.

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