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NC Senate Democrats on Monday called on GOP leadership in the General Assembly to move some of their bills that they say would do a better job of improving North Carolina’s economy than the Republicans’ agenda.
New U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in a speech at the Justice Department after she was sworn in on Monday, spoke of her beginnings as “a little girl from North Carolina” and the strong encouragement she got from her parents.
North Carolina Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis wrote to VA Secretary Robert McDonald on Thursday with some preliminary recommendations about how to use good business practices to improve the health care veterans receive.
With little discussion and no study, North Carolina legislators are attempting to severely weaken an environmental regulation that has been on the books since 1971. They say it’s outdated and unnecessarily costly.
After extended debate, a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required each political party’s candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to run on a single ticket failed to gain the supermajority vote needed to pass the measure in the House Wednesday.
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved an amendment by U.S. Rep. David Price, a Democrat from Chapel Hill, that adds $15 million for Veterans Affairs research on traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, prosthetics and other veterans’ health needs.
Wake County school leaders and school supporters are trying to portray the state as the bad guy for putting the district in the situation where it may ask for a $48.3 million local funding increase. During Tuesday’s school board work session and budget public hearing, the General Assembly was repeatedly accused of not providing enough funding to help North Carolina’s largest school district meet its needs.