RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A proposed question for North Carolina voters to enshrine the right to hunt and fish in the state constitution has been recommended by the full Senate. Senators voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to put the question on statewide ballots in November. The House still must vote yes before a referendum would be held.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Two election-related bills have become North Carolina law despite Gov. Roy Cooper's formal objections to each. The House voted Wednesday to override Cooper's vetoes on both measures, copying what the Senate did Tuesday. One measure alters judicial election districts in North Carolina's two largest counties. The other requires criminal background checks on many election workers and limits which candidates can run under the banner of new political parties this fall.
MCLEANSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Roy Cooper says a method for borrowing up to $3 billion to keep North Carolina road building robust for the next several years is a good example of both parties working together to help the state's economy. Cooper signed into law Wednesday the "Build NC Bond Act." The debt isn't subject to statewide voter approval in a referendum, but the bill passed the Republican-controlled House and Senate by wide margins earlier this month.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children's health insurance and other programs. Two Republicans _ Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr of North Carolina _ joined with Democrats to defeat the measure Wednesday. The so-called rescissions package would take a mostly symbolic whack at government spending because it would eliminate leftover funding that likely would not have been spent anyway.
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