Under the Dome Blog

  • Governor appoints four to coastal, energy panels

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on January 28, 2015

    The governor announced appointments Wednesday to environment and energy panels.

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  • House Speaker tweaks committee roles after Rep. Justin Burr gets snubbed

    Posted by Colin Campbell on January 28, 2015

    Rep. Justin Burr

    Rep. Justin Burr, an Albemarle Republican, got a new leadership role Wednesday after House Speaker Tim Moore initially stripped him of his chair position on the powerful appropriations committee.

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  • Cooper campaign draws fire from GOP

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on January 28, 2015

    Officially “announced” or not, Attorney General Roy Cooper’s campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2016 is visibly underway.

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  • Pro-business Democrat caucus forms

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on January 28, 2015

    A group of 12 Democrats in the NC General Assembly have formed a pro-business alliance, hoping to give the minority party a bigger voice in jobs, education and community investment legislation.

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  • Deputy industrial commissioners replaced, reappointed

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on January 27, 2015

    The chairman of the state Industrial Commission has replaced three deputy commissioners in the agency that hears workers’ compensation cases and personal or property damage claims against state entities.

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  • Ellmers-sponsored bill on human trafficking passes US House

    Posted by Renee Schoof on January 27, 2015

    A bill introduced by Rep. Renee Ellmers to help health care workers recognize the signs of human trafficking got quick approval in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Ellmers introduced the bill last on Jan. 16 along with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat. Called the Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015, it was passed on a suspension of the rules on Tuesday, meaning there was no recorded vote.

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