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3 hrs ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

Budget oversight isn't easy for NC lawmakers

The Republicans now in charge of the North Carolina General Assembly are learning it's not easy to keep tabs on the executive branch of state government when lawmakers are officially out of town.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, Beverly Perdue, US Governors, Durham, NC

7 hrs ago | Washington Blade

Southern LGBT groups file brief in Va. marriage case

Army Lt. Col. Heather Mack and Ashley Broadway-Mack live in Fort Bragg, N.C. Two Southern LGBT advocacy groups on Friday filed an amicus brief in a federal lawsuit challenging Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

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Related Topix: Wedding, North Carolina, Fort Bragg, US Army, Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg, NC

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Clergy want meeting with N.C. Republican lawmakers

Several clergy members opposed to Republican policies approved in North Carolina are asking to meet with GOP state government leaders before the legislative session begin next month.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Washington Times

Food stamp backlog still costs NC governments

Meeting deadlines set by federal regulators to eliminate North Carolina's backlog of food stamp applications still came with a cost to state and local governments.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Healthcare Law, Law, Agriculture, Science, Medicaid, Health

The Miami Herald

Feds don't require median barriers shown to curb traffic deaths

Cable barrier runs through the median of Interstate 70 just west of the Sedalia exit in Missouri.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government, Missouri, North Carolina, California, California Government

John Locke Foundation

Latest N.C. employment data bolster the state's fiscally conservative approach

North Carolina's official unemployment rate dropped again in March to 6.3 percent.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

News Observer

Seven months, no records from DHHS on Carol Steckel's emails

The McCrory administration hired Steckel with great fanfare in January 2013 to reform Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

News Observer

NC Sen. Hagan runs 1st ad, goes after Tillis

Hagan released her first commercial in her bid to win re-election, a statewide radio spot criticizing Tillis, even though he's just one of eight candidates in the May 6 GOP primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Mike Lee, North Carolina

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Common Dreams

What CCAAP Can't Do: Protect NC from Duke Energy Coal Ash

April 17 - Late last night, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory released his so-called "Comprehensive Coal Ash Action Plan" claiming the legislation will "close loopholes in state law to strengthen the state's ability to regulate coal ash ponds."

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, US News, Liberal Political News

John Locke Foundation

Charlotte Observer editorial offers its own "education in politics"

I am not surprised that the Charlotte Observer editorial staff is attacking the Republican chairs of the North Carolina Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force, Rep. Rob Bryan and Sen. Jerry Tillman.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Opinion

Burlington Times News

N.C. Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120 to $140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, North Carolina

The Robesonian

Playing games with the numbers

The irony seemed to completely escape Gov. Pat McCrory Wednesday as he took the podium at a Tax Day event to heap praise on last year's tax package that gave huge breaks to millionaires and large corporations while asking many small businesses and most North Carolina families to pay more.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Small Business, Personal Finance, North Carolina, Tax, US News, Opinion

Daily Kos

North Carolina senate candidate Greg Brannon is what's wrong with the Republican Party

Dr. Greg Brannon, a Republican contending for the party's Senate nomination in North Carolina, once called U.S. property taxes as central planning, referencing the Holocaust and Soviet Union as other examples of central planning, in a 2012 radio interview.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Justin Amash, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul, North Carolina

Daily Kos

Win the Senate? Not as easy as Republicans think

Mitch McConnell won't be Senate Majority Leader after November. And thanks to Alison Lundergan Grimes, he won't even be in the Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Mark Pryor, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina

AmmoLand

FAQs About Grass Roots North Carolina Candidate Evaluations

"What's the difference between a Grass Roots North Carolina Evaluation and a Grass Roots North Carolina-Political Victory Fund Recommendation?" As part of its 2014 " Remember in November " voter education project, Grass Roots North Carolina compiled voting records, bill sponsorship history and survey scores on 532 candidates for US Senate, US ... (more)

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Immigration Reform, Guns

Daily Kos

Voter ID: The Pain In The Ass Just Got Worse

Back in February I wrote a couple of diaries about my struggle to overcome a technical glitch in my documentation that the PATRIOT Act used to render me officially "NONEXISTENT" after all my years of dutifully tax-paying life on planet Earth in the good ol' US of A. It has to do with that legislation's act of B-grade prestidigitation which ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Patriot Act, Social Security, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, North Carolina, Representative Mark Meadows, Republican, US House of Representatives

John Locke Foundation

Down payment on advocacy coalition's teacher pay plan? $430 million

Last month, a coalition of seven organizations presented a four-part teacher pay plan to the North Carolina General Assembly's Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Asheville Citizen-Times

Teachers discuss tenure, bonuses

Lawmakers say it will make underperforming teachers easier to get rid of. Teachers say it will drive the good ones out the door.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Asheville, NC, Buncombe County, NC, Education Etc.

The Washington Post

Dems Hagan, Nunn, Grimes among big winners in Senate campaign fundraising

Donors gave big money to a trio of Democratic women running in battleground U.S. Senate races between January and March, a much-needed jolt of energy for Senate Democrats looking at an increasingly difficult path to holding their fragile majority in the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Senator Mark Begich, Georgia

Institute for Southern Studies

Meet the NC officials who promoted a far-right conspiracy theory to...

North Carolina elected officials have joined with far-right groups such as the John Birch Society to promote a conspiracy theory about the United Nation's environmental sustainability plan for the 21st century.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Environment, Science, World News, Brazil, Robert Bentley, US Governors

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