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NOW THEY ARE SAFE

Women, children and dogs are not safe while the General Assembly is in session … so went a popular admonition among Raleigh citizens in the past. Now they can roam the streets once more. At 11:39 a.m. Friday, July 26, the … Continue reading

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BRISK PACE

As the Legislature ends its third week in the 2013 session, major legislation is sailing through the House and Senate. Gov. Pat McCrory already has signed two major bills: (1) requiring public schools to create diplomas for graduating seniors to … Continue reading

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WHO SAID CONSERVATIVE MEANS DULL?

North Carolina’s Republican-dominated General Assembly is pushing full steam ahead with an agenda embraced by conservatives. But boring, it is not. Both the House and the Senate have pushed through bills that have major consequences for the business community. But … Continue reading

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NEW DAY FOR NC

For the first time since Reconstruction, Republicans hold control of all branches of government in North Carolina. Except for the presidential race which resulted in a narrow margin for Mitt Romney, the majorities for legislative candidates were decisive. Governor Pat … Continue reading

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ARE WE BUSINESS-FRIENDLY?

North Carolina consistently over the past two decades has been cited as a top state in which to do business. This month CNBC ranked us fourth (Texas with no income tax is first). Site Selection magazine has us second. But … Continue reading

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HELLO…ANYONE THERE?

It’s early summer, but the campaigns are matching the record heat of the weather. Poll results are reported weekly and they vary widely. One recently had former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory defeating Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton by 12 percentage points. … Continue reading

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POLITICS AND THE BUDGET

This week the N.C. House of Representatives approved a $20.5 billion budget for 2012 – 13. The budget is slightly more than that for the current year, but better than expected revenues enabled the lawmakers to pass on the governor’s … Continue reading

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ROUND ONE FOR ELECTIONS

It was “pay back” for some legislators during the recent primaries. Democrat Rep. Jim Crawford, a 14-terms veteran, was defeated by Rep. Winkie Wilkins with whom he was double-bunked during the recent redistricting. Crawford was one of five Democrats who … Continue reading

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MIXED PICTURE FOR SPECIAL SESSION

Representatives and senators in the North Carolina General Assembly are back in Raleigh Sept.12-15 to deal with unfinished business. Not about jobs. No bills on the table dealing with the business climate. The pressing issue is same-sex marriage. North Carolina … Continue reading

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THEY’RE BAAACK

The House and Senate of the North Carolina Legislature return July 13 for another special session. The top priority is to approved new congressional and legislative districts for the next decade as mandated by the 2010 census. The process is … Continue reading

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