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A revised bill is restricting the ability of cities and towns in Nash County to bring in new property.
Hundreds of businesses across the state are calling on lawmakers to reject bills that would restrict abortions and LGBTQ rights in North Carolina.
Matt Talhelm, WRAL reporter
The movement comes as state lawmakers prepare for a vote that could override Governor Roy Cooper's veto of the abortion bill.
Legislators want to scrap the state's system for providing tenure to state college and university professors -- a move critics are calling government overreach.
After a decade of debate, North Carolina lawmakers voted last month to expand Medicaid in the state. Under the American Rescue Plan, North Carolina will receive an estimated extra $1.75 billion in cash for expanding Medicaid.
Shelle Jackson, WRAL reporter
Democrats propose putting Roe Vs. Wade into effect in North Carolina on Thursday. Republican lawmakers want to pass additional restrictions on abortion in 2023.
State Senate lawmakers voted Monday to approve increased penalties for organized retail theft rings and the criminals who run them. The Senate also approved a measure legalizing medical marijuana for patients with certain conditions.
Laura Leslie, WRAL capitol bureau chief
A bill supporting the legalization of medical marijuana in the state has major support. Several medical conditions would make the use of marijuana legal, including cancer and epilepsy.
House Democrats plan to vote Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told Democrats on a caucus call Monday, setting up an impeachment vote one week after rioters incited by Trump overran Capitol police and breached some of the most secure areas of the US Capitol.
By Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju, Lauren Fox and Phil Mattingly, CNN
On Monday, lawmakers in Washington introduced legislation to overhaul law enforcement in the United States. WRAL's Lena Tillett spoke with North Carolina Congressman G. K. Butterfield about the bill.
Owners of bars and gyms across North Carolina have pushed for the Governor to allow them to reopen their businesses. Now lawmakers are connecting the two in new legislation. WRAL capitol bureau reporter Laura Leslie offers details.
President Pro Tempore Senator Phil Berger holds a news conference to discuss the state's budget and the week's agenda.
While the two parties are joined in condemning President Trump's Syria strategy, the impeachment inquiry keeps pushing them further apart.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are taking a deeper look at the spread of hate online -- examining how Twitter, Google and Facebook identify and remove extremist voices.
The bill, essentially banning abortion in the state, is a move specifically aimed at challenging more than 40 years of federal abortion protection under Roe v. Wade.
Only male Alabama senators voted Tuesday to pass the most restrictive abortion bill in the country that would criminalize abortion in the state and ban the procedure in nearly all cases including rape and incest.
By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN
Rep. Ray Russell is introducing the NC Sunshine Act, which would strengthen the states open government laws.
With almost two weeks until another potential government shutdown and on the same day border agents make a record-breaking drug bust, President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are both standing their ground.
Cooper wins lawsuit for now, court orders state not to print ballots with appointment-shifting amendment language.
Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter, Laura Leslie, WRAL Capitol Bureau chief
State lawmakers notched a series of wins Monday in their ongoing power struggle with Gov. Roy Cooper.
Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor
Judges heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to overturn two 2016 laws on the grounds that the session in which they were introduced and passed was unconstitutional.
Laura Leslie, WRAL Capitol Bureau chief
Lawyers for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders were back in court Friday, battling over school voucher spending included in the state budget and a law trimming the size of the state Court of Appeals.
Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor, & Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter
Gov. Roy Cooper has added again to his ongoing legal fight with Republican General Assembly leaders, saying several portions of the budget the legislature passed over his veto in June are unconstitutional.
When you see a lawmaker's name in an @NCCapitol post, we try to tell you about their fundraising, voting history and other key information.
Mark Binker and Matthew Burns