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Wednesday January 26th

N.c. General Assembly

State budget receives mixed reviews

The state budget modifications passed by the N.C. General Assembly last week have left some groups satisfied, and others wanting more. Legislators have lauded the proposed bill for its fiscal responsibility, because they filled a $500 million budget shortfall in education and health and human services. But some believe the budget is not doing an adequate job funding education.

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Fracking may be legalized this year

A bill legalizing fracking may become law this year, despite growing opposition from local governments. Some activists believe the Clean Energy and Economic Security Act is likely to pass the N.C. House of Representatives as early as this week.

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Legislature looks to legalize fracking

The N.C. General Assembly is debating two very different approaches to introducing hydraulic fracturing in the state. The two bills that would legalize the controversial natural gas drilling method vary in many respects, including the time frame by which fracking would be permitted.

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McCrory pushes for voter photo ID law

Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory encouraged his supporters to bring photo identification to the polls during this week’s early voting in support of a bill that would require voters to show photo IDs at polling places.

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