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North Carolina Lawmakers Consider HB2 Revisions, Step Towards Keeping NBA ASG

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 29 / 16

North Carolina lawmakers are considering revisions to controversial House Bill 2, and an NBA source said the proposed changes are a "step in the right direction" toward avoiding having to move the All-Star Weekend out of Charlotte, according to a front-page piece by Morrill, Peralta, Bonnell & G...

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