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January 29, 2015, No comments

In a ceremonial signal that the state House is formally organized for the session ahead, several Western North Carolina legislators receive influential committee appointments.


4-county housing needs assessment released

January 28, 2015, No comments

The report includes details on needs in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties, as well as in the city of Asheville.

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Labor advocates convene in Asheville on cusp of new state legislative session

January 28, 2015, No comments

Speakers assail North Carolina's Republican leadership but propose paths forward that could involve bipartisanship.

North Carolina Rep. Mitch Gillespie (R) of Marion represents McDowell and Burke counties. Photo courtesy of Gillespie via the N.C. General Assembly.

Raleigh Report: Legislative session resumes Wednesday; Gillespie opts out of environmental agency

January 27, 2015, No comments

After a one-day session earlier this month and a two-week hiatus, the General Assembly heads back to work. Meanwhile, a state environmental official a ...

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    After Tuesday’s SOTU, WNC Republicans issue critiques
    January 21, 2015, No comments

    Republican U.S. House and Senate legislators issued a bevy of statements following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Lawmakers representing Western North Carolina were no different -- though they interspersed t ...

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    WNC’s US House reps vote to roll back immigration order
    January 16, 2015, Comments Off

    Less than two months after President Barack Obama unveiled an executive order aimed at protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, U.S. House Republicans passed a bill to roll the action back.