State Politics

Bill would bring secrecy to NC lottery

Lottery players in North Carolina who win big money on the games – from a Powerball jackpot to a $600 scratch-off ticket win – can’t keep it a secret, at least officially; but a House bill set for a hearing Wednesday would change that, requiring confidentiality unless winners consent to having their information released.

State Politics

House revises gas tax plan

House leaders rolled out a plan Tuesday to drop the gas tax to 36 cents per gallon in April and keep it from falling below 30 cents in July, and they promised to figure out – this year – how to shore up the state’s anemic transportation revenues for the future. A committee approved an amendment to keep 500 jobs slated for cuts under a Senate plan.

State Politics

NC House votes 87-32 for jobs incentives

Despite opposition from some Republicans and Democrats, the state House gave initial approval Wednesday to Gov. Pat McCrory’s N.C. Competes jobs incentives plan by a 87-32 margin. Supporters say it’s an essential measure to lure an automaker to the state.

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