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Wednesday Wrap: Lobby extravaganza

Posted June 4, 2014

— Groups swarmed over the Legislative Building on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid to more low-income North Carolinians, extend the state tax credit for film and television productions and talk more with municipal officials before passing legislation that hurts their tax base.

The state House and a Senate committee both approved bills to repeal and replace the national Common Core academic standards in public schools.

House and Senate committees also passed companion legislation regarding the public-private partnership that the Department of Commerce wants to handle business recruitment for the state.

Drones, Venus flytraps, charter schools and school prayer also were addressed by lawmakers during a very busy day.

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  • gotnoid Jun 5, 2014

    Glad they are dealing with Venus Flytrap legislation- Takes a real load off my mind!

  • davidgnews Jun 4, 2014

    Drones, Venus flytraps, charter schools and school prayer also were addressed by lawmakers during a very busy day.

    Sad that we're collectively such an ignorant state.