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Hall introduces bill forcing sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

On Wednesday, Rep. Destin Hall, R-Caldwell, introduced a bill to require N.C. sheriffs to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) if they cannot confirm the citizenship status of someone in their custody accused of serious felonies and violent crimes.

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Legalizing medical marijuana is first bill filed in NC Senate

Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, has filed the NC Compassionate Care Act (S. B. 3), a bill that legalizes medical marijuana. It was the first bill filed in North Carolina’s state Senate on Wednesday, the first day of bill filing. Sens. Michael Lee, R-New Hanover, and Paul Lowe, D-Forsyth are also primary sponsors. Earlier this year,...

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State legislature to return for business on Wednesday

After November's midterm elections, Republicans in the Senate have a supermajority, and in the House, Republicans are one vote shy of a supermajority. The partisan make up means that a careful attendance numbers game will likely play a prominent role in this session.

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai assesses AG Stein’s entry into 2024 N.C. governor’s race

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s announcement that he’s running for governor in 2024. Kokai offered these comments during the Jan. 20, 2023, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “State Lines.”

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Legislative leaders seek new NC Supreme Court review of redistricting, voter ID cases

Little more than one month after a lame-duck Democratic-majority N.C. Supreme Court ruled against Republican legislators on election maps and voter ID, lawmakers are asking for a do-over. Petitions filed Friday at the state’s highest court ask for rehearings in both the Harper v. Hall and Holmes v. Moore cases.

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Cooper declines to endorse Stein in 2024 gubernatorial race

At an event Thursday, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper declined to endorse Josh Stein, N.C.’s current attorney general who launched his candidacy for governor earlier this week. After Cooper declined to say whether he would be endorsing Stein, the governor’s team provided the following statement: “Josh Stein has worked to battle the opioid crisis and protect...

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