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Thursday wrap: 'Meltdown kind of day' at legislature

Posted June 27, 2013

Long days and long hours as the state legislature wraps up its session caused a "meltdown kind of day" on Thursday, said Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie. 

Thursday's highlights:

'Big Gulp' bill heads to Senate: An ALEC bill banning local governments from limiting the size of soft drinks is likely to win state Senate approval next week.

wrap 6/27 The Wrap @NCCapitol (June 27)

Abortion ed bill passes House: A bill requiring 7th graders to be taught that abortion is a risk factor for later miscarriages is headed back to the Senate.

Speed limit hike runs out of gas: A proposal to raise the state's maximum speed limit to 75 mph is parked for the rest of the session after House lawmakers voted it down.

Lawmakers back controversial Durham development: The state House tentatively approved a measure that would force Durham to extend water and sewer lines to the 751 South development.

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