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Speakers lining up to oppose anti-rail legislation

The House Transportation Committee is debating House Bill 422 today — the controversial bill to add new roadblocks to the acceptance of federal ...
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Finance companies to put on a dog and pony show today

Though it has not been made widely known in the public, the high cost consumer loan industry is hosting an “educational forum” today ...
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Prosecutors painted inaccurate fiscal picture, state’s defense attorneys say

  The heads of N.C. Office of Indigent Defense Services are hoping to debunk accusations that they’re flush in cash in comparison with ...
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FCC Commissioner: Limiting community broadband will impede economic development

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is speaking out against the legislation to limit community broadband in North Carolina. In a letter released Monday, Clyburn ...
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Courtroom foes fighting at the Leg

It’s no secret that prosecutors and defense attorneys have their differences. Arguing with each other is what they do, after all. But the ...
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Sports participation bill for home school students generates controversy

You never know what issue is going to get people up in arms. Given the new conservative General Assembly’s headlong rush to the far ...
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Repubs ram school accreditation bill through committee

“If you don’t like what judge says about your performance, find another judge” — that’s the message sent by House Republicans this morning as ...
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Compromises on voter ID and charter schools?

At his joint press conference this morning with Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, House Speaker Thom Tillis said that House Repubs are working with the ...
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GOP lawmakers mock students in charter debate

A group of Rutherford County schoolchildren found themselves recent fodder for legislators’ jokes about the state’s public school system. The jesting began after ...
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Pro-monopoly broadband bill passes second reading

It’s hard to say which was the most outrageous statement made during the debate over House Bill 129 today (i.e.  the bill pushed by ...
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Health issues on the agenda

State Rep. Verla Insko is headlining a press conference at the General Assembly this morning  highlighting amd celebrating the one-year annivarsary of the ...
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Former state Sen. accused of illegal lobbying on charter school bill

(Cross-posted from The Progressive Pulse) The N.C. Secretary of State is looking into accusations that former state Sen. Eddie Goodall has been illegally ...
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Billboard legislation bill runs into opposition

In what might be a first for the 2011 legislative session, business interests endured a tiny setback this morning when several members of ...
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Broadband advocates speak out against cable industry bill

Speaker after speaker is trooping to the microphone this morning in the House Finance Committee to defend the homegrown community broadband networks that ...
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Speaker Tillis misleads reporters on charter school “negotiations”

In today’s press conference at the General Assembly with Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, House Speaker Thom Tillis said the House would ...
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Speaker Tillis again bows to loony fringe; refuses to criticize state currency bill

House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger held their weekly press conference at the General Assembly this morning. (You ...
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