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Local News
2:19 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Good Or Bad Government? 'Blank Bills' And The NC Senate

When left and right agree. Chris Fitzimon, Director of NC Policy Watch (left) and Mitch Kokai, political analyst with the John Locke Foundation (right) both see problems with 'Blank Bills'.
Credit Courtesy of NC Policy Watch and the John Locke Foundation

All 50 members of the North Carolina Senate have each introduced a nearly identical bill. The bill is usually comprised of just 41 words. The details of the proposed legislation could easily fit in a tweet.

These are what's known as ‘blank bills.’

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Local News
5:02 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

N.C. Legislature Passes Bill To Make Health Care Costs More Transparent

North Carolinians should soon have an easier time understanding their medical bills and comparing the cost of common procedures at different hospitals. Those are among the goals of legislation the General Assembly passed Thursday.


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Local News
9:41 am
Wed February 20, 2013

NC Supreme Court To Decide Whether Private School Police Subject To Open Records Laws

Just like your typical police departments, police officers at private colleges have arrest powers.  But unlike police forces such as CMPD, those private college departments are not subject to state public records laws.  The North Carolina Supreme Court heard a case last week filed by a former Elon University student that disputes that.  It has the attention of campuses and press groups across the country:

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