Monthly Archives: January 2012

N.C. lawmakers: Amateurs or pros?

The conventional wisdom in college sports is that student athletes should be amateurs and that if they somehow became professionals it would cheapen the experience for competitors and fans alike. The NCAA has gone to great length over the years … Continue reading

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‘Midnight madness’ in the N.C. legislature

What began as a one-day special session to consider a single veto override vote turned into a late-night partisan fight illustrating deep divisions in the N.C. legislature going into an election year. State lawmakers returned to Raleigh on Wednesday to … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the ‘veto garage’?

Will the “veto garage” open up? On Wednesday, the N.C. General Assembly will meet to consider overriding Gov. Bev Purdue’s veto of a bill that would change the way death penalty convicts can challenge their sentences. Votes to override vetoes … Continue reading

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