Thursday wrap: House filing deadline passes
Posted April 11, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A flurry of bills are filed in the House before a deadline, and the House and Senate passed some high-profile bills.
The Senate passed bills that would allow Charlotte to use accommodations tax money to pay for upgrades to Bank of America Stadium and allow the state Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit on some highways from 70 to 75 mph.
Meanwhile, the House approved legislation that would require the North Carolina Education Lottery to tell players about the real odds of winning big prizes and not the odds of winning any prize. The chamber also gave key approval to a bill that would remove Asheville's water system from the city's control.