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  • Democrat Ford accuses Cooper of 'moving the goal post' on HB2 repeal

    Democrat Ford accuses Cooper of 'moving the goal post' on HB2 repeal

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:14:00 GMT
    (Source: Office of the Governor)(Source: Office of the Governor)

    Democrat State Senator Joel Ford (Mecklenburg) accused Democrat Governor Roy Cooper of “moving the goal post” on a deal to repeal House Bill 2.

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    Democrat State Senator Joel Ford (Mecklenburg) accused Democrat Governor Roy Cooper of “moving the goal post” on a deal to repeal House Bill 2.

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  • State Senator files new bill to repeal HB2

    State Senator files new bill to repeal HB2

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-03-21 19:54:20 GMT
    Sen. Joel Ford (D-Mecklenberg County) has filed a bill calling for a repeal of HB2, with a 30-day cooling off period before any locality could enact a law regarding access to restrooms, showers or changing facilities.Sen. Joel Ford (D-Mecklenberg County) has filed a bill calling for a repeal of HB2, with a 30-day cooling off period before any locality could enact a law regarding access to restrooms, showers or changing facilities.

    A state Senator from Mecklenberg County has introduced the latest bill trying to repeal North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2. Sen. Joel Ford (D-Mecklenberg) filed Senate Bill 332 Tuesday. Along with a repeal of HB2, the bill calls for a 30-day “cooling off period”, in which no local government can “enact or amend an ordinance regulating public accommodations or access to restrooms, showers, or changing facilities”. 

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    A state Senator from Mecklenberg County has introduced the latest bill trying to repeal North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2. Sen. Joel Ford (D-Mecklenberg) filed Senate Bill 332 Tuesday. Along with a repeal of HB2, the bill calls for a 30-day “cooling off period”, in which no local government can “enact or amend an ordinance regulating public accommodations or access to restrooms, showers, or changing facilities”. 

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  • Tillis: 'President is a disruptive force, in a positive way'

    Tillis: 'President is a disruptive force, in a positive way'

    Friday, March 17 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-03-17 18:06:05 GMT
    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) touched on healthcare reform  and President Trump's travel bans in an interview with WECT. (Source: WECT)Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) touched on healthcare reform and President Trump's travel bans in an interview with WECT. (Source: WECT)

    Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) said Friday he is not paying a lot of attention to numbers tied to Congressional Budget Office estimates for American Health Care Act, the Republican plan for repealing the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Barack Obama. 

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    Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) said Friday he is not paying a lot of attention to numbers tied to Congressional Budget Office estimates for American Health Care Act, the Republican plan for repealing the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Barack Obama. 

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  • Amendment to repeal HB2 blocked in state House

    Amendment to repeal HB2 blocked in state House

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-03-14 19:56:01 GMT
    Text of the amendment to repeal HB2, which was blocked by Republicans Tuesday in state House. (Source: ncleg.net)Text of the amendment to repeal HB2, which was blocked by Republicans Tuesday in state House. (Source: ncleg.net)

    A new effort to repeal North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law failed Tuesday afternoon in the state House of Representatives. 

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    A new effort to repeal North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law failed Tuesday afternoon in the state House of Representatives. 

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  • Gov. Roy Cooper touches on HB2, film incentives in State of the State address

    Gov. Roy Cooper touches on HB2, film incentives in State of the State address

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-03-14 12:17:52 GMT

    Governor Roy Cooper wasted little time in his first State of the State address before bringing up North Carolina’s most controversial topic, HB2. Click on the story to read the text of the governor's prepared address.

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    Governor Roy Cooper wasted little time in his first State of the State address before bringing up North Carolina’s most controversial topic, HB2. Click on the story to read the text of the governor's prepared address.

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  • Reaction from senators, representatives to President Trump's address

    Reaction from senators, representatives to President Trump's address

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 8:25 AM EST2017-03-01 13:25:26 GMT

    Following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation released comments on what they heard of the priorities laid out for the future. 

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    Following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation released comments on what they heard of the priorities laid out for the future. 

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  • Supporters, opponents speak on bipartisan bill to repeal HB2

    Supporters, opponents speak on bipartisan bill to repeal HB2

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 8:06 AM EST2017-03-01 13:06:12 GMT

    The two sides of the HB2 debate held separate news conferences Tuesday morning. This time they talked about the positives and negatives of another piece of legislation, House Bill 186, a proposal to repeal HB2. 

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    The two sides of the HB2 debate held separate news conferences Tuesday morning. This time they talked about the positives and negatives of another piece of legislation, House Bill 186, a proposal to repeal HB2. 

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  • Bipartisan bill to repeal HB2 sent to House committee

    Bipartisan bill to repeal HB2 sent to House committee

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 7:51 AM EST2017-02-28 12:51:57 GMT

    HB186, which proposes to repeal the controversial HB2 law in North Carolina, received a committee referral Monday night in the state House. Bipartisan support is the reason Rep. Ted Davis said he signed on as a primary sponsor of the bill. 

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    HB186, which proposes to repeal the controversial HB2 law in North Carolina, received a committee referral Monday night in the state House. Bipartisan support is the reason Rep. Ted Davis said he signed on as a primary sponsor of the bill. 

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  • UPDATE: Charlotte Chamber announces support for bi-partisan HB2 repeal bill

    UPDATE: Charlotte Chamber announces support for bi-partisan HB2 repeal bill

    Friday, February 24 2017 12:47 PM EST2017-02-24 17:47:10 GMT
    Lawmakers and advocates are reacting to a new bill introduced in the General Assembly that would repeal part of the controversial HB2 law.Lawmakers and advocates are reacting to a new bill introduced in the General Assembly that would repeal part of the controversial HB2 law.

    The Charlotte Chamber on Friday announced support for House Bill 186, which repeals parts of the controversial HB2 law enacted in 2016. Twelve Republicans and three Democrats have joined the original group of four (two Democrats and two Republicans) legislators in sponsoring the proposal.  

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    The Charlotte Chamber on Friday announced support for House Bill 186, which repeals parts of the controversial HB2 law enacted in 2016. Twelve Republicans and three Democrats have joined the original group of four (two Democrats and two Republicans) legislators in sponsoring the proposal.  

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  • Rouzer talks border security, town halls and upcoming State of the Union

    Rouzer talks border security, town halls and upcoming State of the Union

    Thursday, February 23 2017 1:59 PM EST2017-02-23 18:59:35 GMT

    Congressman David Rouzer talks about border security, having recently returned from a trip touring areas of the Rio Grande River Valley between the United States and Mexico. 

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    Congressman David Rouzer talks about border security, having recently returned from a trip touring areas of the Rio Grande River Valley between the United States and Mexico. 

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    Bipartisan bill to repeal HB2 filed in General Assembly

    Bipartisan bill to repeal HB2 filed in General Assembly

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 6:42 PM EST2017-02-22 23:42:46 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    New legislation filed by Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives seeks to make changes to House Bill 2, commonly referred to as the “bathroom bill.”

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    New legislation filed by Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives seeks to make changes to House Bill 2, commonly referred to as the “bathroom bill.”

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  • Cooper, Stein want U.S. Supreme Court to drop review of Voter ID law

    Cooper, Stein want U.S. Supreme Court to drop review of Voter ID law

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 2:52 PM EST2017-02-21 19:52:28 GMT
    Gov. Roy Cooper (pictured) and Attorney General are moving to have the highest court in the country drop it's review of North Carolina's Voter ID law. (Source: WECT)Gov. Roy Cooper (pictured) and Attorney General are moving to have the highest court in the country drop it's review of North Carolina's Voter ID law. (Source: WECT)

    Republican lawmakers are reacting to moves by North Carolina's new Democratic governor and attorney general, who want the U.S. Supreme Court to drop the review of the controversial Voter ID law.    

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    Republican lawmakers are reacting to moves by North Carolina's new Democratic governor and attorney general, who want the U.S. Supreme Court to drop the review of the controversial Voter ID law.    

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  • Senator steers millions in NCDOT contracts while taking campaign cash

    Senator steers millions in NCDOT contracts while taking campaign cash

    Monday, February 20 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-02-20 22:40:38 GMT

    A powerful state lawmaker has pushed to increase the outsourcing of services within the North Carolina Department of Transportation while collecting campaign contributions from private firms that do business with the state agency.

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    A powerful state lawmaker has pushed to increase the outsourcing of services within the North Carolina Department of Transportation while collecting campaign contributions from private firms that do business with the state agency.

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  • Trump names Acosta Labor nominee; Mulvaney sworn in as OMB chief

    Trump names Acosta Labor nominee; Mulvaney sworn in as OMB chief

    Monday, February 13 2017 8:16 PM EST2017-02-14 01:16:23 GMT
    Thursday, February 16 2017 7:12 PM EST2017-02-17 00:12:31 GMT

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney squeaked through on a 51-49 vote as OMB head; Alexander Acosta to be nominated for Labor Secretary.

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    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney squeaked through on a 51-49 vote as OMB head; Alexander Acosta to be nominated for Labor Secretary.

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  • Statements on Gov. Cooper's proposal to repeal HB2

    Statements on Gov. Cooper's proposal to repeal HB2

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 6:32 AM EST2017-02-15 11:32:53 GMT
    Lawmakers, party officials and advocacy groups are reacting to the proposal announced Tuesday by Gov. Roy Cooper to repeal HB2.Lawmakers, party officials and advocacy groups are reacting to the proposal announced Tuesday by Gov. Roy Cooper to repeal HB2.

    Following North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement of what he called a "compromise plan to repeal HB2", legislative leaders, party officials and advocacy groups released statements reflecting their thoughts on the proposal.  

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    Following North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement of what he called a "compromise plan to repeal HB2", legislative leaders, party officials and advocacy groups released statements reflecting their thoughts on the proposal.  

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  • NC lawmaker files bill to outlaw animals in drivers' laps

    NC lawmaker files bill to outlaw animals in drivers' laps

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-02-08 21:22:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    A North Carolina lawmaker has filed a bill in the House of Representatives in hopes of making it illegal to drive with a live animal on your lap.

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    A North Carolina lawmaker has filed a bill in the House of Representatives in hopes of making it illegal to drive with a live animal on your lap.

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  • Attorneys for Gov. Cooper file motion to stop cabinet confirmation hearings

    Attorneys for Gov. Cooper file motion to stop cabinet confirmation hearings

    Feb 07, 2017 06:14 AM2017-02-07 11:14:00 GMT
    Attorneys for Gov. Roy Cooper (D-North Carolina) have filed a motion seeking a temporary restraining order to delay scheduled confirmation hearings for cabinet nominees. (Source: governor.nc.gov)Attorneys for Gov. Roy Cooper (D-North Carolina) have filed a motion seeking a temporary restraining order to delay scheduled confirmation hearings for cabinet nominees. (Source: governor.nc.gov)

    Attorneys for Governor Roy Cooper have filed a motion for a temporary restraining order, seeking to delay confirmation hearings for nominees to cabinet positions.  

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    Attorneys for Governor Roy Cooper have filed a motion for a temporary restraining order, seeking to delay confirmation hearings for nominees to cabinet positions.  

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  • Rouzer responds to demonstrators opposing travel ban

    Rouzer responds to demonstrators opposing travel ban

    Friday, February 3 2017 1:32 PM EST2017-02-03 18:32:09 GMT
    Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) is responding to demonstrators who gathered outside his office and presented a petition opposing President Donald Trump's travel ban. (Source: rouzer.house.gov)Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) is responding to demonstrators who gathered outside his office and presented a petition opposing President Donald Trump's travel ban. (Source: rouzer.house.gov)

    Congressman David Rouzer is responding to demonstrators who presented a petition to his staff members in New Hanover County. 

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    Congressman David Rouzer is responding to demonstrators who presented a petition to his staff members in New Hanover County. 

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  • Democratic Senators file bill to repeal HB2

    Democratic Senators file bill to repeal HB2

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 2:36 PM EST2017-02-01 19:36:00 GMT
    Three Democrats have filed a bill in the North Carolina Senate to repeal HB2, the controversial law that opponents say has cost the state's economy millions of dollars.Three Democrats have filed a bill in the North Carolina Senate to repeal HB2, the controversial law that opponents say has cost the state's economy millions of dollars.

    Senators Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenberg), Angela Bryant (D-Nash) and Floyd McKissick (D-Durham) filed a bill Wednesday to repeal the controversial HB2 law passed in 2016.

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    Senators Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenberg), Angela Bryant (D-Nash) and Floyd McKissick (D-Durham) filed a bill Wednesday to repeal the controversial HB2 law passed in 2016.

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  • Burr, Tillis, Rouzer comment on Gorsuch nomination

    Burr, Tillis, Rouzer comment on Gorsuch nomination

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 12:27 PM EST2017-02-01 17:27:10 GMT
    President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court.  (Source: 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals via AP)President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. (Source: 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals via AP)

    Members of Congress representing North Carolina have weighed in following President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court:

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    Members of Congress representing North Carolina have weighed in following President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court:

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  • Hamilton is sworn in but is on Senate committee schedule

    Hamilton is sworn in but is on Senate committee schedule

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 6:33 AM EST2017-02-01 11:33:12 GMT
    Former state representative Susi Hamilton, nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to a cabinet position, is scheduled to appear before a senate committee next  month, under a law passed in December requiring senate approval. (source: ncleg.net)Former state representative Susi Hamilton, nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to a cabinet position, is scheduled to appear before a senate committee next month, under a law passed in December requiring senate approval. (source: ncleg.net)

    Former Rep. Susi Hamilton is scheduled to appear before the state Senate Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources on February 16th, as part of the process outlined by lawmakers for her to become North Carolina Secretary for Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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    Former Rep. Susi Hamilton is scheduled to appear before the state Senate Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources on February 16th, as part of the process outlined by lawmakers for her to become North Carolina Secretary for Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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  • 10 candidates vying to replace former NC Rep. Susi Hamilton

    10 candidates vying to replace former NC Rep. Susi Hamilton

    Monday, January 30 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-01-31 04:09:43 GMT

    There are ten people in the running to replace Representative Susi Hamilton in the North Carolina House. Hamilton, a Wilmington Democrat, was sworn in to Governor Roy Cooper’s cabinet last week after being chosen to serve as Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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    There are ten people in the running to replace Representative Susi Hamilton in the North Carolina House. Hamilton, a Wilmington Democrat, was sworn in to Governor Roy Cooper’s cabinet last week after being chosen to serve as Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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