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N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic.
N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
A handful of House Republicans have introduced a series of bills to limit the governor’s powers in a state of emergency, a move that’s likely to further divide politics in Raleigh, political scientists say.
A handful of House Republicans have introduced a series of bills to limit the governor’s powers in a state of emergency, a move that’s likely to further divide politics in Raleigh, political scientists say.
 
Several Republican lawmakers are challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order and how it treats religious services.
Several Republican lawmakers are challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order and how it treats religious services.
 
The N.C. General Assembly is in session, but it’s unclear how long it may take lawmakers to deal with economic fallout caused by COVID-19.
The N.C. General Assembly is in session, but it’s unclear how long it may take lawmakers to deal with economic fallout caused by COVID-19.
 
Lawmakers will consider a $688 million spending bill and a series of policy reforms, after money and policy draft bills passed the House Committee on COVID-19 Health Care Working Group Thursday, April 23.
Lawmakers will consider a $688 million spending bill and a series of policy reforms, after money and policy draft bills passed the House Committee on COVID-19 Health Care Working Group Thursday, April 23.
 
A number of lawmakers are pushing Gov. Roy Cooper to allow races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord next month — even if the stands are empty.
A number of lawmakers are pushing Gov. Roy Cooper to allow races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord next month — even if the stands are empty.
 
Hospital leaders are sharing concerns about protective equipment and lower revenue as lawmakers look for ways to help the health care system fight COVID-19.
Hospital leaders are sharing concerns about protective equipment and lower revenue as lawmakers look for ways to help the health care system fight COVID-19.
 
While some lawmakers are leaving the General Assembly in 2020, 11 former legislators are aiming for a comeback.
While some lawmakers are leaving the General Assembly in 2020, 11 former legislators are aiming for a comeback.
 
Twenty-four lawmakers leaving N.C. General Assembly in 2020
Twenty-four lawmakers leaving N.C. General Assembly in 2020
 
Sen. Deanna Ballard, R-Watauga, wants the presiding judge in the Leandro case to share his perspective on education policy before the Senate Education Committee.
Sen. Deanna Ballard, R-Watauga, wants the presiding judge in the Leandro case to share his perspective on education policy before the Senate Education Committee.
 
Republican leaders in the General Assembly want another chance to jump into North Carolina’s voter ID deadlock.
Republican leaders in the General Assembly want another chance to jump into North Carolina’s voter ID deadlock.
 
Barring some unforeseen economic happening or weather-related event, politics will be North Carolina’s number one story in 2020.
Barring some unforeseen economic happening or weather-related event, politics will be North Carolina’s number one story in 2020.
 
N.C. lawmakers so far have spent two days huddled around computers in a garishly lit legislative committee room, working to fit the puzzle pieces in what will become newly redrawn congressional districts.
N.C. lawmakers so far have spent two days huddled around computers in a garishly lit legislative committee room, working to fit the puzzle pieces in what will become newly redrawn congressional districts.
 
A big change to the state Medicaid program remains unfunded, increasing the risk of costly delays in Medicaid transformation.
A big change to the state Medicaid program remains unfunded, increasing the risk of costly delays in Medicaid transformation.
 
The CIA whistleblower has decided that he will take questions from Republican lawmakers after public outcry over the highly controversial process
The CIA whistleblower has decided that he will take questions from Republican lawmakers after public outcry over the highly controversial process
 
Here’s a look at a few items which may not have attracted big headlines over the final 48 hours of a hectic week on Jones Street
Here’s a look at a few items which may not have attracted big headlines over the final 48 hours of a hectic week on Jones Street
 
Rep. Jeffrey Elmore, R-Wilkes, said one of his teaching colleagues inadvertently took a pay cut.
Rep. Jeffrey Elmore, R-Wilkes, said one of his teaching colleagues inadvertently took a pay cut.
 
This is in response to a flood of complaints from GOP lawmakers that the current impeachment push against President Donald Trump has been secretive and one-sided
This is in response to a flood of complaints from GOP lawmakers that the current impeachment push against President Donald Trump has been secretive and one-sided
 
Republican lawmakers are forcing their Democratic colleagues to choose between sustaining Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto or securing higher teacher pay raises.
Republican lawmakers are forcing their Democratic colleagues to choose between sustaining Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto or securing higher teacher pay raises.
 
Time is running out, and Medicaid transformation is imperiled.
 
If North Carolina’s nebulous criminal code isn’t confusing enough, the “elephant” metaphors lawmakers use to describe them are even less enlightening.
If North Carolina’s nebulous criminal code isn’t confusing enough, the “elephant” metaphors lawmakers use to describe them are even less enlightening.
 
President Donald Trump has unleashed a pair of new strategies to gain leverage over recalcitrant GOP lawmakers in Congress: Flirt with the Democrats and force the hand of Congress through orchestrated crisis.
President Donald Trump has unleashed a pair of new strategies to gain leverage over recalcitrant GOP lawmakers in Congress: Flirt with the Democrats and force the hand of Congress through orchestrated crisis.
 
Governor Roy Cooper met with childcare teachers at Mama Lissa’s Tiny Tot University, a five-star child care facility in Shelby. In a roundtable discussion, teachers shared that preventable diseases go untreated because they need access to health insurance.
Governor Roy Cooper met with childcare teachers at Mama Lissa’s Tiny Tot University, a five-star child care facility in Shelby. In a roundtable discussion, teachers shared that preventable diseases go untreated because they need access to health insurance.
 
House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne), Sen. Don Davis (D-Pitt), Rep. Chris Humphrey (R-Lenoir) and Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir) praised House passage of the NC Military and Veteran Act of 2019 (SB 230).
House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne), Sen. Don Davis (D-Pitt), Rep. Chris Humphrey (R-Lenoir) and Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir) praised House passage of the NC Military and Veteran Act of 2019 (SB 230).
 
Democratic lawmakers want the General Assembly to act on a pair of gun-control bills.
 
Education officials and lawmakers are scrambling to prevent the lay-offs of 220 teachers at the N.C. Virtual Public School during the upcoming fall semester.
Education officials and lawmakers are scrambling to prevent the lay-offs of 220 teachers at the N.C. Virtual Public School during the upcoming fall semester.
 
Some lawmakers want to bring back the state’s Milk Commission to protect local dairy farmers, but critics of the measure contend it will only lead to higher milk prices.
Some lawmakers want to bring back the state’s Milk Commission to protect local dairy farmers, but critics of the measure contend it will only lead to higher milk prices.
 
Fiery arguments over hemp regulation smoldered out Wednesday, July 24, when House members reversed feverish efforts to criminalize the plant’s smokable flower.
Fiery arguments over hemp regulation smoldered out Wednesday, July 24, when House members reversed feverish efforts to criminalize the plant’s smokable flower.
 
The loudest proponents of alcohol reform in North Carolina — lawmakers such as Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, and Sen. Rick Gunn, R-Alamance — now have their colleagues’ unwavering attention.
The loudest proponents of alcohol reform in North Carolina — lawmakers such as Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, and Sen. Rick Gunn, R-Alamance — now have their colleagues’ unwavering attention.
 
North Carolina Democrats held the General Assembly after the 2000 elections, as they had for nearly all of the state’s history.
North Carolina Democrats held the General Assembly after the 2000 elections, as they had for nearly all of the state’s history.
 
Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, wants to throw a lifeline to as many as 20 rural hospitals that are headed toward insolvency.
Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, wants to throw a lifeline to as many as 20 rural hospitals that are headed toward insolvency.
 
Republican senators are making one last push to ease anti-competitive health-care laws before the legislative session ends.
Republican senators are making one last push to ease anti-competitive health-care laws before the legislative session ends.
 
N.C. lawmakers, one could argue, have had unprecedented success this legislative session in reforming the state’s archaic laws governing spirituous liquor.
N.C. lawmakers, one could argue, have had unprecedented success this legislative session in reforming the state’s archaic laws governing spirituous liquor.
 
Today, the Board of Trustees of Ashe Memorial Hospital presented Governor Roy Cooper with a resolution encouraging the Governor and the General Assembly to expand Medicaid.
Today, the Board of Trustees of Ashe Memorial Hospital presented Governor Roy Cooper with a resolution encouraging the Governor and the General Assembly to expand Medicaid.
 
Momentous votes in the N.C. General Assembly usually involve lengthy debate, ideological splits, and occasional frayed tempers.
Momentous votes in the N.C. General Assembly usually involve lengthy debate, ideological splits, and occasional frayed tempers.
 
When North Carolina governors and lawmakers talk about “the state budget,” they rarely tell you the whole truth.
When North Carolina governors and lawmakers talk about “the state budget,” they rarely tell you the whole truth.
 
Lawmakers, union representatives, and government officials are calling for repeal of North Carolina’s prohibition on public-sector employee collective bargaining.
Lawmakers, union representatives, and government officials are calling for repeal of North Carolina’s prohibition on public-sector employee collective bargaining.
 
As I listened Tuesday to a N.C. House committee discuss an alcohol bill, I thought about how America debated the 18th Amendment.
As I listened Tuesday to a N.C. House committee discuss an alcohol bill, I thought about how America debated the 18th Amendment.
 
On Friday, North Carolina legislators and public higher education officials gathered at UNC Greensboro to discuss “Unlikely,” a documentary film about America’s college dropout crisis.
On Friday, North Carolina legislators and public higher education officials gathered at UNC Greensboro to discuss “Unlikely,” a documentary film about America’s college dropout crisis.
 
North Carolina lawmakers still wringing their hands over reforming the state's archaic and draconian liquor-control system should look to Kentucky as an example of what a legislature can do to boost tourism, nurture entrepreneurship, and promote innovation.
North Carolina lawmakers still wringing their hands over reforming the state's archaic and draconian liquor-control system should look to Kentucky as an example of what a legislature can do to boost tourism, nurture entrepreneurship, and promote innovation.
 
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