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17314
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Edwards discusses the state of government in North Carolina and the rise of centralized governmental functions.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 13 Issue 5, Sept 1947, p1-3, 9, 11-12
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17623
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The Legislative Committee of the North Carolina Police Executives' Association proposed three changes to the 1961 General Assembly. The first concerned broadening the types of property that could be searched under a warrant. A second proposal clarified the terms of arrest at the scene of an automobile accident. The third and final addressed an officer's right to arrest even without possession of a warrant when that officer has personal knowledge or a credible informant.
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17625
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The Judicial Council was comprised of the Judicial Department, Supreme Court, Superior Court, Legislative Department, Executive Department, and the Bar. The 1949 General Assembly formed this council to oversee the judicial system and make astute observations about how to best administer judicial matters. In 1961, the Judicial Council was concerned with superior court judges, civil and criminal law procedure, and solicitorial districts.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 27 Issue 5, Feb 1961, p20-21
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17620
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Population increases prompted a 1961 redistricting effort in the state. This had not occurred since 1941. Included are maps demonstrating congressional and senatorial redistricting from 1911-1961 and statistical data regarding districts and their respective number of representatives.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 27 Issue 5, Feb 1961, p1-5, il
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17621
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Ten professional gentlemen, either lawyers or professors, comprised the 1961 General Statutes Commission. This commission approved twenty bills to be submitted to the 1961 General Assembly. The bills range from spousal property rights to clarifying terms of property transfer between master and slaves.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 27 Issue 5, Feb 1961, p7-9
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17622
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Nine members appointed by the Governor made up the fourth Commission on Reorganization of State Government. The commission submitted 33 proposals ranging from cultural heritage site proposals to administration changes in the fisheries and agriculture.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 27 Issue 5, Feb 1961, p10-14
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18236
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The General Assembly looked to both state and national precedents to guide legislation on governing and maintaining paperwork of state, county, and municipal employees. Personnel files were not standardized across the state often with smaller municipalities having little or no paperwork on employees while bigger cities, like Durham, had extensive records of the city's workers. Beyond disparity in record keeping, the article also discusses employee confidentiality and which forms and paperwork can be release publicly.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 46 Issue 2, Fall 1980, p24-30
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18641
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Newly elected Governor Pat McCrory and his cabinet members began discussion about state budget reforms. The author predicts what changes will be made based on the Republican controlled government and considering campaign speeches. Increasing revenue and decreasing expenditures, for example state funded mental health programs, are the tact the newly elect Republican governor intends to follow in balancing the state budget.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 3, Jan 2013, p11 Periodical Website
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19600
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Native North Carolinian George W. Swepson bought the Western Division of the Western North Carolina Railroad Company in 1868. After taking ownership, Swepson was granted more than six million in tax bonds from the state which he invested in a Florida Railroad company. The article reviews Swepson's illegitimate business practices, misappropriation of state funds, and the general corruptness of the state's government during the Reconstruction era.
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21716
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Benjamin Smith was governor of North Carolina from 1810 to 1811. A prominent resident of the Lower Cape Fear region, Smith owned several plantations in Brunswick County. Little attention has been paid to Smith by historians as his short gubernatorial has been viewed as powerless. When examined, his tenure in office exposes the difficulties that governors are under during the early 19th century.
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25629
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As Gov. Jim Martin’s commission releases its report on making the North Carolina state government more efficient, THE INDEPENDENT investigates which politically sensitive aspects the commission wouldn’t dare question.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 3 Issue 17, September 13-26 1985, p1, 7-9, il Periodical Website
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25749
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In the past, North Carolina’s cities and counties have been run by all-white governments. But now, 22 years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, local government structures are changing so that blacks can finally get elected. At least 30 local governments are in the process of changing to systems that are no longer solely inclusive of white politicians.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 5 Issue 8, April 23-May6 1987, p7-11, por Periodical Website
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22233
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This article discusses Convention of 1835, which met in Raleigh on June 4, 1835 and is considered one of the great events in the history of North Carolina. During the Convention, delegates reformed North Carolina's state constitution to more fairly appropriate seats in the General Assembly, allowed more Christians to hold public office, and restructured the state government.
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27300
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House Bill 2 has created tension within the state of North Carolina, across the country, and internationally. The law overturned a Charlotte ordinance that allowed transgender people to visit the bathroom of their current status and set up a class of nondiscrimantion that does not include sexual orientation or gender identity throughout the state. Due to the nationwide backlash, the law has had a major impact on North Carolina’s economy.
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28934
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In 1971, the Citizens’ Conference on State Legislatures published a study of the capabilities of state legislatures, in which North Carolina’s General Assembly was ranked forty-seventh. Since then, an agenda for a stronger governorship was made, including veto power for the governor, the governor’s budget, appointment of cabinet officers, election, and removal of the lieutenant governor’s legislative duties.
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NC Insight (NoCar JK 4101 .N3x), Vol. 1 Issue 4, Fall 1978, p4-7, il