Thursday Wrap: Passing wind

Posted June 16, 2016

— The Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill that would reserve the air over major swaths of North Carolina for military training flights, making the areas off limits to wind farms. Opponents of the measure say it jeopardizes a couple of wind energy projects that could pump $700 million into the northeastern part of the state.

Meanwhile, the House and Senate approved a conference report that settles a long-running dispute between the North Carolina State Bar and LegalZoom by allowing companies to provide legal documents online for people to fill out.

Several regulatory reform bills are moving through both chambers at the same time. The House approved one Thursday, while a Senate committee passed one that grew from four pages to 14 pages long late Wednesday.


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