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    Folwell Announces for Lt. Governor

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Matt Willoughby

    House Speaker Pro Tem Rep. Dale Folwell (R-Forsyth) announced Tuesday he will enter the race for Lt. Governor.  His "Dale Can Fix NC" campaign was launched in Winston-Salem. Folwell was instrumental is passing the Woman's Right to Know law, Ethen's law  as well as the State Pension Fund Solvency Reform Act.  The Winston-Salem Republican said […]

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    Legislative Leaders Seek Dismissal of Redistricting Lawsuit

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , ,

    State lawyers argued a lawsuit against the new redistricting maps should be thrown out. Below is the video report.

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    State Panel Recommends $50,000 for Sterilization Victims

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , ,

    The Governor's Eugenics Compensation Task Force is recommending people who were sterilized by the state over 40 years ago should be paid $50,000 each. The former State Eugenics Board ordered many people sterilized in the 1960's and early 70's because it found them unfit to raise children. The Chair of the Task Force, Dr. Laura […]

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    NCAE Going to Court Over Veto Override

    Posted in Education By Matt Willoughby | Tagged ,

    An attorney for the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) said a lawsuit will be filed challenging the constitutionality of overriding the veto of a bill that stopped the state from deducting NCAE dues from the paycheck of  working and retired teachers. Jack Nichols told a press conference legislators amended an adjournment resolution to reconvene […]

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    House Republicans Complain Governor Delayed New House Appointment to Affect Veto Vote

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , ,

    State House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) says Governor Bev Perdue is disenfranchising thousands of voters in the 113th District by delaying the seating of Representative Trudy Walend (R-Transylvania). Walend was picked by Republicans to replace David Guice who took a job in the Department of Public Safety. Tillis said all the paperwork required has been […]