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3 hrs ago | AEI

Export-Import Bank fan Kay Hagan claims Thom Tillis defends corporate welfare

Give the lady points for boldness: Sen. Kay Hagan is blasting her Republican opponent for "sid[ing] with the special interests" because he opposes a corporate welfare agency that gives most of its subsidies to Hagan's campaign contributors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Kevin McCarthy, North Carolina, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Paul Ryan, Speakers, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

NC attorney general won't defend his state's gay marriage ban

Tony London, a plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic leave Federal Court after a hearing on Virginia's ban on gay marriage in Norfolk, Va.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Bostic, NC, North Carolina, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

The Gaston Gazette

Congressman to hold town hall meetings

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry will hold a series of town hall meetings next week for voters within the 10th Congressional district.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Tax

Mt. Airy News

A glaring gap in North Carolina's Medicaid program3:39 pm

Changing North Carolina's Medicaid system has been a major topic of debate the 2014 "short session" of the General Assembly.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Opinion

Local Tech Wire

N.C. Senate hopes to drive more rural job growth with new Job Catalyst Fund

North Carolina's Department of Commerce, which has been largely privatized under Gov. Pat McCrory, could soon have a new recruitment fund designed to help the state lure projects that promise to create 500 or more full-time manufacturing jobs.

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

Star Tribune

GOP Senate chances are improving, data show

Republicans appear to have a slight advantage in key U.S. Senate races, with the most likely outcome being a GOP gain of six seats, the minimum they need to finish with a 51-49 seat majority, according to data analyzed by the New York Times.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, Senator Kay Hagan, Elizabeth Dole, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, North Carolina

Instapundit

Hagan Stomping GOP Challenger in Fundraising to Keep Senate Seat

During this year's second quarter, Democrat Kay Hagan raised more than twice the money for her re-election campaign for one of North Carolina's two seats in the U.S. Senate than her Republican challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the N.C. House.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Elizabeth Dole, Republican, North Carolina, 2012 Presidential Election

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WPTF-AM Raleigh

McCrory Criticizes Senate On Budget Talks

Gov. Pat McCrory has criticized the North Carolina Senate for failing to bridge a budget impasse on education and walking out on education leaders during negotiations.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, North Carolina

Insurance Journal West

North Carolina House, Senate At Odds Over Insurance Mandate in Moped Bill

The House voted 51-54 against concurring on a Senate version of a bill that would have required insurance and registration with the state.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

Bladen Journal

So many transplanted voters now7:11 pm

So what? What difference does it make to us that almost half of North Carolina voters were born somewhere else? To begin to show the importance of such a large number of non-North Carolina natives participating in the state's election process, DataNet gives us a short history lesson: "One hundred years ago, when North Carolina had a population of ... (more)

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Brunswick, NC, Currituck, NC, Opinion

WBTV

NC flags lowered to honor Korean War armistice

Gov. Pat McCrory ordered that state flags on all state facilities be lowered from sunrise to sunset Sunday.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, North Carolina, Life, Veteran Affairs

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WaterWorld

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Order...

Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program:Anyone interested in private water well management in the Copano Bay watershed is invited to... Office of the MP Cathy McLeod, Canadian Government has issued the following news release:Officials from all levels of ... (more)

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Texas A&M University, US Politics, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rick Crawford

NewsBusters.org

NY Times Puts GOP's 'Hard Right' North Carolina Woes on Front Page

Still worried about North Carolina's swing to the right, the New York Times is scouring for evidence that the state's conservative rollback of taxes and regulations is backfiring on Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Carolina Beaches

Masonic Apron Conservation viewing at the Museum of the Albemarle

Members of Eureka Lodge No. 317 recently gathered at the Museum of the Albemarle to view the circa 1872 Masonic apron worn by William Crawford Dawson.

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Related Topix: Albemarle, NC, North Carolina, Elizabeth City, NC, Currituck, NC, Hertford, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Let’s try talking the gov’s language

For Pat McCrory, being governor of North Carolina is a series of political considerations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

The Charlotte Observer

N.C. House approves charter bill after debate on salary disclosure, gay students

The House approved a charter school bill 62-36 Friday after partisan debate over whether it exposes gay students to discrimination and provides appropriate disclosure of salaries paid with public money.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, North Carolina, Education Etc., Transgender

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WRAL.com

State tax cut costs ballooning

Last year, Republican leaders authored a plan to cut income taxes from a three-tiered marginal system of 6 percent, 7 percent and 7.75 percent to a flat rate of 5.8 percent for 2014 tax year.

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Related Topix: Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina

WECT-TV Wilmington

NC House votes to preserve Child Fatality Task Force

The North Carolina House of Representatives voted Friday to remove language from House Bill 1133 which would have eliminated the state's Child Fatality Task Force.

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The Charlotte Observer

Houston school district aiming to recruit North Carolina's teachers

North Carolina teachers struggling with low salaries and repeated pay freezes are being lured from the state with an appealing offer: For a substantial raise, come teach in Texas.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Education Etc., Greensboro, NC

WSOCTV

Critics raise concerns on information collected by toll cameras

Critics raise privacy concerns over your personal information and toll cameras that track where you go and when.

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Related Topix: Privacy, North Carolina, Social Security, Personal Finance, ACLU

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