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    Morning Memo: Senate finishs work in a flurry of drama

    The Senate left town shortly before 1 a.m. Friday after hours of drama about whether key legislative priorities would make it across the finish line.

    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 3:18 AM

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    Budget pays for teacher raises from reserves, lottery, cuts to programs

    The price tag on the teacher raise in the NC General Assembly budget is $282 million. It comes from cuts to health and welfare programs and other state spending, covering ongoing expenses on a short-term basis with one-time funding, and shifting...

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:01 PM

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    Facing up to teacher-pay realities in NC

    While the proposed average 7 percent pay raise for North Carolina teachers included in the budget is a step in the right direction, closer inspection of the budget deficit projections show this raise to be a one-time occurrence. The numbers simp...

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6:29 PM

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    NC House, Senate at ‘loggerheads’ over coal ash legislation

    State lawmakers are unable to bridge disagreements about how to force Duke Energy to clean up its 33 coal ash sites as time runs out on the legislative session, leaving open the possibility that one of the year's top legislative priorities m...

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:23 PM

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    Morning Memo: Lawmakers plan to leave this week -- but return twice

    State lawmakers are finally on their way out of town – for awhile at least. A Senate resolution puts lawmakers returning Aug. 14 and then again Nov. 17

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:22 AM

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    Morning Memo: Envisioning a different political direction this year

    The budget deal announced by House and Senate leaders ended a months-long stalemate, bitter at times, among GOP lawmakers and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:29 AM

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    Morning Memo: Court decision on gay marriage ban sparks partisan jabs

    The U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on Virginia’s gay marriage ban sparked a heated round of politics in North Carolina.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 9:34 AM

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    Morning Memo: With budget deal, McCrory on the hot seat

    House and Senate leaders announced Saturday they struck a budget deal. The question now: What will Gov. Pat McCrory do? Weeks ago, in issuing his first veto threat on this year’s budget bill, McCrory said he supported the House’s pla...

    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:20 AM

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    Morning Memo: Awaiting word on a budget deal on Jones Street

    Like the warm blanket of a humid day, a malaise has settled on the statehouse as lawmakers, lobbyists, staffers and reporters alike await word on a budget deal – the ticket to the end of the prolonged legislative session.

    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:48 AM

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    Runner-up replaces winner in GOP Senate race

    The winning candidate in the Republican primary for Senate District 22 will be replaced by the runner-up, who managed to get the winner disqualified because he didn’t live in the district, which covers parts of Durham, Person and Caswell c...

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM

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