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In less than 21 days, including the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress pushed through a bill that is over 1,000 pages long and has at least 391 pages worth of changes in it from the original version.
The office of Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced Wednesday, December 09, 2015 the interim committees that Cook will serve on before returning to Raleigh for the short legislative session.
Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 that five key projects in Senate District 1 will be completed sooner as a result of major transportation funding reforms passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2015.
Tomorrow at 9:00 AM, December 9, Representatives Walter B. Jones (NC-3) and Thomas Massie (KY-4) will hold a press conference in the House Triangle on their bill to de-authorize the office allowances, franking privileges, and staff help that former speakers of the House enjoy when leave office...
This morning, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against the $1.1 trillion, 2,009-page omnibus spending bill that does nothing substantive to curb the thousands of Middle Eastern refugees entering the United States.
Today, Senator Thom Tillis voted in support of the omnibus appropriations bill, which, in addition to keeping the federal government running, also boosts defense discretionary funding, provides much-needed pay raises for military personnel.
Governor Pat McCrory commended Congress for heeding calls from the nation's governors and passing the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which will provide States the long-term fiscal certainty Governor McCrory called for during his testimony before the House Committee on...
Pulitzer Prize winner Gaul examines elite programs in recent book... It's no secret that the world of college football involves huge amounts of money.
During the 1787-89 debates over ratifying the U.S. Constitution, for example, North Carolina's population was divided over the necessity of a new constitution and what became known as the Bill of Rights.
Governor Pat McCrory signed the Baby Carlie Nugent Bill (HB698) into law today, legislation that will add a screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and other T-Cell lymphopenias to the newborn screening panel.
Guess what! Another budget extension has been passed by the General Assembly. Which means North Carolina is still without a spending plan for the current fiscal year. North Carolina's fiscal year began July 1st, with the state continuing operations under a temporary spending plan.
The term "stakeholders" is used in policy debates frequently. It sounds good and steeped in important involvement. It seems less detached and predatory than "interested parties." It's an accepted convention of speech.
"He that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled)," Captain John Smith told the 1609 Jamestown colonists.
I received this in an email from a friend in Arkansas. He was unable to give me a source so I cannot properly credit the author. Normally I do not pass along internet blogs but this is consistent with my memory of the events of the Clintons.
The Common Core Standards is a private and federal initiative to reform public education into one that spits out workers, not thinkers
Obama intends to ignore the second amendment. The states must stand up to him and the government and protect the people in their essential right to have and bear arms.
The Senate on Tuesday rejected a last-minute amendment that would expand Medicaid eligibility, and with 34-10 bipartisan support passed a bill making sweeping changes to the government insurance program for the poor, elderly, and disabled.
Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 371 which will allow designated members of the National Guard to carry concealed weapons in public facilities such as recruiting centers and armories.
The General Assembly on Wednesday approved a measure allowing state government to continue spending money through the end of the month while budget writers from both chambers continue to hammer out a compromise.
Governor Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 665 into law today. The legislation requires insurance companies authorized to transact life insurance business in North Carolina to determine semi-annually if that insurer's records of in-force policies, annuities, and account owners cross-match with any...
Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation today that lengthens the time between parole considerations for inmates convicted of certain sexually violent crimes. Under Senate Bill 675, the time between parole considerations is now two years. Previously, inmates of these crimes could receive parole...
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a time to call attention to a major cause of accidental death in the United States. Each day, at least two people in North Carolina die from unintentional opiate overdose with more than 800 opiate overdose-related deaths reported in 2014.
Governor Pat McCrory today signed a bill requesting that a statue of Billy Graham be placed in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol Building, replacing one of the statues from North Carolina. North Carolina has two statues in the hall; one of former governor Zebulon Vance and one of...
Governor Pat McCrory today signed a bill that will move both the state's presidential primary and the general primary for state elected offices to March 15, 2016. The governor signed the bill after getting an agreement from the legislature to make revisions to a section of the bill regarding...
The Hillary B. Clinton Election may be in crisis mode, but many who know the law know that Hillary B.'s campaign is little more than the 'walking dead'.
North Carolinians are forced to pay twice to prop up the state's renewable energy lobby: once in the form of higher taxes and again for higher electric bills to support a Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS).
Recently, the General Assembly passed House Bill 562, legislation aimed at protecting the Second Amendment rights of North Carolinians
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