Constitutional amendments

August 27, 2018 - 3:19 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have finalized two new constitutional amendments to submit to voters in November after a judicial panel's ruling keeping those questions off ballots caused them to try again. On near party-line votes the Senate voted Monday for amendments designed to...
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August 24, 2018 - 9:51 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly holding a special session to address constitutional amendment referendums blocked by a court ruling (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The North Carolina legislature has reconvened to pass two proposed constitutional amendments that...
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August 24, 2018 - 8:27 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature is coming back to work to change two proposed constitutional amendments because a court this week decided the ballot questions aren't stated well enough for citizens. Republican lawmakers presented enough signatures to call themselves back for a...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Oct 30 2017, a bumper sign calls for the end of farm killings in South Africa, during a blockade of a freeway in Midvaal, South Africa. U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted that he has asked the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the South African land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers." Trump added, "South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers." (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
August 23, 2018 - 10:51 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into farm seizures and the "large scale killing of farmers" in the country. The government said Trump's tweet was based on "false information" and...
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A trio of North Carolina judges in Raleigh, N.C., listen Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, as attorneys argue whether proposed amendments to the North Carolina constitution were worded to be misleading and mask the goal of Republican legislators to reduce Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's powers. They are, from left, Superior Court Judges Jeffrey Carpenter of Union County, Forrest Donald Bridges of Cleveland County and Thomas Lock of Johnston County. (AP Photo/Emery P. Dalesio)
August 21, 2018 - 6:19 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A divided judicial panel says two proposed North Carolina constitutional amendments that would diminish the powers of the state's governor are misleading and shouldn't appear on ballots in November. The three-judge panel split 2-1 on Tuesday in ruling that the language adopted...
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August 21, 2018 - 10:34 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Backers of a proposed crime victims' amendment to North Carolina's constitution are preparing to spend $5 million leading up to the referendum this November. The leader of efforts to approve a North Carolina version of a victims' rights amendment, similar to what's known as "...
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August 13, 2018 - 11:03 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's five living former governors are coming out against proposed constitutional amendments that would swing the power to appoint judges and state boards from the executive branch to the legislature. Democrats Jim Hunt, Mike Easley and Beverly Perdue and Republicans...
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August 06, 2018 - 6:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed by Gov. Roy Cooper, state Supreme Court candidates and others seeking to block legislation addressing what's on this fall's ballots (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A judge is ordering North Carolina election officials not to finalize ballots while she...
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August 06, 2018 - 3:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel tasked with writing summaries for the public describing six proposed amendments to North Carolina's constitution on November ballots made progress while meeting the first time at full strength. The Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission approved language...
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August 04, 2018 - 12:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina legislature voting to override two vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Republican-controlled General Assembly has made quick work of passing two laws related to language on North Carolina ballots this fall despite the...
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