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State Republican Leaders Announce Budget Details

Updated: 07/29/2014 - North Carolina House and Senate Republicans have unveiled the details of a budget that gives teachers a 7 percent raise, preserves teacher assistant positions and makes a 1 percent cut to the Medicaid reimbursement rate for health care providers.
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House Passes Congressman Jones' Resolution On Iraq

Updated: 07/25/2014 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution introduced by 3rd District Republican Congressman to prohibit the deployment of U.S. armed forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without congressional authorization.

Report Shows Mid-Term Voting In NC Was Up

Posted: 07/23/2014 - A new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University, shows NC is one of only a few states where voting participation was not down compared to the 2010 mid-term elections.

Agents Get Subsidized 'Obamacare' Using Fake IDs

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.

NC Sales Tax Limit For Counties Reviewed By Senate

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot this fall.

NC Pension Changes Near Final Legislative Approval

Posted: 07/21/2014 - The General Assembly is one vote away from finalizing changes to North Carolina's government retirement system in part to prevent the system from having to pay for some large pension spikes for high-income workers.

Texas Governor Sending National Guard Troops To Border

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

Obama To Sign Executive Orders Protecting Homosexual Employees

Updated: 07/21/2014 - President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders today prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, but a pre-existing exemption will reportedly remain in place.

PETA Challenges New Possum Drop Law

Posted: 07/18/2014 - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed another lawsuit in its effort to stop the use of a wild opossum as part of a New Year's Eve celebration in the North Carolina mountains.

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