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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press file photo
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March 31, 2015, No comments

One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showing the bill’s impact on some North Carolina cities and towns.

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More rural WNC would win in new NC sales tax plan as Buncombe, Watauga lose millions

March 27, 2015, No comments

In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that w ...

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Govt. behind closed doors: Investigation shows hundreds of secretive WNC county meetings, with few details released

March 15, 2015, No comments

A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.

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Closed session minutes from WNC’s boards of commissioners

March 15, 2015, No comments

Carolina Public Press's ongoing investigation of closed sessions in 2014 will keep gathering and posting the unsealed records of those meetings here.