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  • Gov. Pat McCrory speaks at the press conference Wednesday, held at the Asheville Regional Airport, about his 25-year transportation plan. Alicia Funderburk/Carolina Public Press
    Low-ranking roads may see rise in McCrory’s transportation plan
    September 23, 2014, Comments Off

    A year after Gov. Pat McCrory created data-driven rankings to “take politics out of road building,” the governor has proposed borrowing $1 billion for new highway construction, possibly for road projects that scored near the bottom of h ...

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    Meadows’s Federal Agency Accountability bill passes House
    September 18, 2014, Comments Off

    On Tuesday evening, the Federal Records Accountability Act, H.R. 5170, introduced by U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), passed the House unanimously, according to information provided by Meadows's office.

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    Week before fracking hearing, Franklin forum attracts hundreds
    September 4, 2014, Comments Off

    At a forum held Tuesday, state officials fielded questions about fracking-related health and environmental concerns and presented information on how proposed rules overseeing natural gas exploration in the state were developed.