Monthly Archives: February 2011

Former N.C. General Assembly staffer honored

Above: Republican and Democratic lawmakers offer their thoughts on former legislative staffer Bill Gilkeson While the 170 state lawmakers receive the fame (and sometimes infamy) that comes with serving in the N.C. legislature, scores of staffers provide the vital work … Continue reading

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Perdue issues first veto of 2011 session

Gov. Bev Perdue today vetoed Senate Bill 13 (“Balanced Budget Act of 2011“).  The Republican-backed bill sought to cut about $500 million from the current state budget that ends June 30 and use the savings toward next year’s $2 billion … Continue reading

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Students voice opposition to voter photo ID requirement

Word on Jones Street is that some North Carolina lawmakers are close to introducing a bill that would require voters to show state-issued photo identification when going to the polls. Currently, voters must provide identification when registering to vote. However, … Continue reading

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Perdue: Budget gap projection reduced by $1 billion

ABOVE: Gov. Bev Perdue announces that the projected 2011 budget shortfall has been reduced by $1 billion The N.C. House approved S13 (Balanced Budget Act of 2011) Wednesday, aimed at trimming the remaining 2010 budget (ending June 30) by some … Continue reading

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N.C. House passes bill challenging health-care mandate

After a contentious debate that lasted more than three hours, the N.C. House approved a bill Wednesday that would add North Carolina to a multi-state lawsuit challenging the federal mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. Passed largely along party … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Health-care debate comes to N.C. Legislature

Less than a week ago, on day one of the 2011 legislative session, the newly installed Republican majority introduced HB2 (“Protect Health Care Freedom“). On day two , the bill passed the N.C. House Judiciary Committee along a party-line vote … Continue reading

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