NCDP Clips for Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

NCDP Clips for Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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LEGISLATURE 2015

D-O-A! Historic Property Tax Credit is ‘graveyard dead’ in Senate (Fayetteville Observer) — A bill that the N.C. House passed last week to bring back North Carolina’s Historic Property Tax Credit program is dead in the state Senate, said Senate Rules Committee Chair Tom Apodaca, R-Hendersonville. “That’s nothing the Senate will handle. It doesn’t match anything we believe the historic tax credit should look like,” Apodaca said.

Lawmakers give final OK to more NC local government changes (AP) — The North Carolina legislature has completed reworking the boundaries for Wake County’s governing board and how its commissioners are elected in yet another recent entry by lawmakers into local government affairs.

New law could engineer GOP majority in Wake County (Raleigh News & Observer) — State legislators rewrote the rules for elections in Wake County on Wednesday, enacting a law that promises to shift the balance of power between Democrats and Republicans.

Legislation getting final OK targets eastern NC power rates (AP) — The General Assembly did its part Wednesday to expedite a power deal between Duke Energy Progress and more than 30 eastern North Carolina cities and towns that is expected to lower electric bills for their residents.

New abortion bill triples waiting period, prohibits procedures at UNC hospitals (WRAL-TV) — North Carolina would have a 72-hour waiting period for abortions under a bill filed by a quartet of Republican women. The same measure would also prevent doctors at UNC-owned hospitals from performing elective abortions.

Abortion Bill Would Cause Longer Waits, Restrict Doctors (N.C. Health News)