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Duke Bill

A state Senate committee amended and approved a controversial bill Thursday that would allow Duke Energy to request multi-year rate increases for long-term projects, high-dollar projects, such as coal-ash cleanup, and grid upgrades.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 22:31:26

Redistricting Bill

The process of drawing district lines in North Carolina has seen its fair share of criticism. Now, three Democratic senators have introduced a bill that they hope will change that.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 22:30:49

McCrory Attack

The former governor of North Carolina said he was attacked by a pedestrian with a tree limb on a street in Charlotte.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 22:30:14

Birth Centers

A North Carolina lawmaker is hoping a bill that would require licensing for out-of-hospital birth centers will pass quickly and become law.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 22:29:09

School Discipline

A bill to repeal local school policies put in place during the Obama administration to address racial disparities in school discipline passed the state Senate Thursday.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 20:45:37

Mueller Report

Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina may have briefed the White House on the state of the FBI's Russian election meddling investigation within days of being briefed on the matter in 2017 by then-FBI Director James Comey, according to a report released Thursday.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 20:44:54

Realtors' Funding

A national real estate group has now poured nearly $1.1 million into North Carolina's 9th District congressional race, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 20:44:17

Teachers March

A planned mass teacher protest in Raleigh on May 1 has strong bipartisan public support, according to a new survey commissioned by a left-leaning organization.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 20:43:43

Colbert Check

It started as a joke on late night television, but it turned into a real disaster relief effort. "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 20:43:07

Cooper Veto

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Thursday written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor's responsibilities if a later-term abortion results in an infant born alive.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 18:10:46

Goodman Appointment

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Rep. Ken Goodman's appointment to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Goodman, D-Richmond, said he planned to resign from his District 66 seat immediately after the vote.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 18:10:05

Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy, which is legal in most of the country, is any set of treatments or therapies designed to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 18:09:18

Recidivism Bills

Rep. Kandie Smith, D-Pitt, introduced two pieces of legislation on Tuesday aimed at helping former convicts and parents who owe child support become gainfully employed and stay out of jail.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 18:07:01

Kerr Lake

A dispute over water rates spilled into the Senate Thursday, with legislators grappling over a bill that could hold up $18 million in federal grants set aside for upgrades to a regional system that serves Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin counties.

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 18:06:21

ECU Chancellor

ECU'S newly appointed interim chancellor said he anticipates being in that role for "a couple of years."

MODIFIED: 04/18/19 18:05:42


"I wish somebody that is speaking against this bill ... can explain to me why Generation X and Y would be willing to tax themselves to the tune of $50 billion so that Boomers can have a cushy retirement?"
Sen. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, defending Senate Bill 374, which eliminates some state retirement benefit options.
THE INSIDER, 3/18/19


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