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New polls 'are good for Budd, but they do not say this race is over,' one political observer says.
Bryan Anderson, WRAL state government reporter
Instead of getting into bidding wars with other states for projects with a poor track record of creating the promised number of jobs, North Carolina should make the state more hospitable for all businesses. Here's how.
A right-leaning think tank stepped up its war of words with the state's largest teacher's group over the last few weeks, putting up billboards suggesting teachers leave the organization.
The billboards are an escalation of years of push back against the North Carolina Association of Educators.
Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter
A report released Thursday by the John Locke Foundation shows North Carolina counties paid out about $144 million in economic development incentives over the last five years.
A controversial bill to freeze the state's renewable energy portfolio standard is on a fast track to the Senate floor despite an unclear vote from the Senate Finance Committee.
Republicans are hammering incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan with the fact her husband's company landed stimulus grants after she voted for the bill. Hagan says it is Republican Thom Tillis who has conflict of interest problems.
Mark Binker and Tyler Dukes
On the day that has become synonymous with taxes, Gov. Pat McCrory promoted the changes to North Carolina's tax code that lawmakers approved last year, saying they are already helping state taxpayers.
The proposed constitutional amendment would limit state spending increases based on population growth and inflation. Opponents say it could hurt the ability of the state to manage debt and deal with climbing health care costs.
Education advocates, state employees and advocates for the poor expressed concern Wednesday for various provisions in Gov. Pat McCrory's $20.6 billion spending proposal for the coming year.
Matthew Burns and Bruce Mildwurf