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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Cooper signs budget, signals progress in Medicaid expansion talks

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Gov. Roy Cooper signed the state’s $27.9 billion General Fund budget into law Monday afternoon, signaling that talks are progressing on Medicaid expansion even though the health care measure failed to make it into the budget.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards rips Cooper's veto of sanctuary counties bill

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Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Monday that would have required North Carolina sheriffs to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they cannot confirm the citizenship status of someone in their custody accused of serious felonies and violent crimes.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

NC budget allocates $26M for area counties

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A revised state budget allocates more than $26 million for capital projects and services in Henderson, Transylvania, and Buncombe counties, state Sen. Chuck Edwards and Reps. Tim Moffitt and Jake Johnson announced in a joint news release Thursday. Among the appropriations for Henderson County are $1 million that county commissioners may spend on "public projects," $1 million to support drug rehab efforts, $500,000 to Edneyville Fire & Rescue for building improvements or equipment and $300,000 to Conserving Carolina for dam repairs.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

State House resumes page program for high school juniors and seniors

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Do you know a high school junior, or senior interested in learning more about state government and the legislature’s function?   Read Story »

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