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General Assembly Reaches Deal to Strip Away Judges' Job Protections

Friday, July 26, 2013 | 0

By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefA compromise between the North Carolina House and Senate about regulatory reform resurrects a measure by House Republicans to exempt the state's 20 workers' compensation judges and other top officials of the state Industrial Commission from civil service protections.The Senate on Thursday voted 27-19 for preliminary approval of House Bill 74, the Regulatory Reform Act of 2013. The House voted 76-36 for preliminary passage of the legislation. A House-Senate conference committee proposed the 68-page overhaul of state regulations on Wednesday.The c...

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