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RALEIGH — A controversial environmental program controlled by North Carolina's attorney general and funded by hog farm proceeds returned today to the N.C. Supreme Court. The court must decide whether the AG can maintain control of the funding moving forward.

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RALEIGH — A top N.C. Senate education leader is criticizing Attorney General Josh Stein for his handling of the state's defense in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit.

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RALEIGH — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic student loan programs have been subject to many changes, including multiple servicers transferring their loan portfolios to other companies. Navient, one of the largest federal student loan servicers, announced last month that it will transfer its student loan portfolio to Maximus, another servicer affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education, pending DOE approval.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill designed to block the state attorney general from entering collusive lawsuit settlements. It's Cooper's 11th veto this year and No. 64 since he took office in 2017.

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RALEIGH — The state House voted 58-47 on Wednesday, Sept. 15, to endorse a bill requiring the state attorney general to get approval from legislative leaders before settling lawsuits on their behalf. The bill now heads to the governor.

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RALEIGH —The GOP-led North Carolina General Assembly has taken the rare step of “firing” Democrat Attorney General Josh Stein for refusing his constitutional duty to fully represent the legislature in court.

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RALEIGH — Ushered in, not by law, but by lawsuit settlement, North Carolina’s COVID-related changes to voting rules in 2020 are viewed as either a fix or a failure. Republican state senators are of the latter opinion, as evidenced by their inclusion of language prohibiting such “collusive settlements” by the attorney general in Senate Bill 105, slated for a final vote on the Senate floor Friday morning.

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RALEIGH — Attorney General Josh Stein (Monday) continued leading the fight against unlawful sales of fake vaccination cards by calling on OfferUp, an online mobile marketplace, to act immediately to prevent fraudulent or blank COVID-19 vaccine cards from being sold on its platform.

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A recent Carolina Journal story detailed Attorney General Josh Stein’s fight for school administrators to retain sweeping powers to regulate and punish North Carolina public school students for disfavored speech that occurs off-campus.

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RALEIGH — The Supreme Court of North Carolina has received reports of North Carolinians getting phone calls that look like they are coming from the Court’s phone number (919-831-5700).

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