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House members said Thursday that they want out of the school calendar debate, voting overwhelmingly in favor of two bills designed to give school districts more flexibility in when they start and end classes each year.
Matthew Burns and Cullen Browder
A House committee on Tuesday defeated a bill that proposed a constitutional amendment calling for four-year terms and term limits for members of the General Assembly.
Despite criticism from a coastal lawmaker, a proposal to study the effect on student performance of moving up the start date of the school year in 20 North Carolina counties is moving forward in the House.
Legislation that would grant driving permits to North Carolina residents who are in the United States illegally bogged down in a House committee Tuesday morning.
Despite outcry from illegal immigration watchdogs, a House committee on Wednesday easily approved legislation that would grant driving permits to North Carolina residents who are in the U.S. illegally.
House lawmakers say they will vote late Tuesday on both bills rejected by Gov. Pat McCrory. Timing for Senate votes is still uncertain, however lawmakers say they are likely to pass both bills over the governor's objections.
Legislation that would provide North Carolina driver's licenses to people in the U.S. illegally while also authorizing detainment measures similar to those used in Arizona passed its first test in the General Assembly on Wednesday.
A wild day at the General Assembly included bills on sweepstakes games, the death penalty, charter schools and renewable energy, along with discussion of voter ID and religion.
A resolution filed by Republican House lawmakers would allow the state to establish religion, defying the First Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights.
The House Elections Committee voted Wednesday to eliminate public matching funds for state political campaigns.
The House voted 78-41 Monday to give tentative approval to House Bill 4, which cuts the maximum weekly unemployment benefit from $535 to $350 and replaces 26 weeks of state-paid benefits with a sliding cap of 12 to 20 weeks, based on the health of North Carolina's economy.
House Democrats came up short Monday night in several efforts to soften legislation that would slash jobless benefits as part of an overhaul of the state unemployment system.
Matthew Burns and Laura Leslie