House lawmakers gave tentative approval to a measure that opponents fear could undermine the LEED standard for green building. Backers say they are trying to promote the use of North Carolina timber.
Proponents of the bill say the measure will stop the abortions conducted because the child would be a boy or a girl. Opponents say the measure is meant to scare doctors.
House GOP leaders are backing a bill to ban sex-selective abortions. Critics say it's addressing a problem that doesn't exist in NC, and encourages racial bias.
A proposal to allow the city of Charlotte to redirect local tax revenue to upgrade the Panthers' stadium cruised through the House Wednesday with little debate.
Changes made by a House Finance subcommittee would allow Charlotte to pay for traffic control around the Carolina Panthers' stadium with two local tourism taxes.