The legislature is moving quickly with session expected to finish by the end of the month -- if not sooner. Get the full stories here:
A fracking bill is on the fast-track even though new federal estimates reveal a far smaller amount of natural gas than previously thought in North Carolina. Gov. Bev Perdue signed the Cherokee gaming bill minutes after Senate approval, as the tribe aims for July 4th gaming at its casino. A House committee approved a restricted Racial Justice Act and the controversial bill is likely to emerge on the full House floor next week. And a divided House panel approved a measure to prohibit death row inmates from watching TVs, despite concerns that it would lead to increased violence and bad behavior.
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