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WELCOME 2014

The economy, while improving, promises to be the top issue for the elections. And the elections…there will be some surprises, with resignations and new candidates popping up. Continue reading

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HEALTHY DEBATE?

The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the GOP candidate for vice president was supposed to have signaled a healthy dialogue in the presidential candidate. A legitimate debate over the role federal government should play in restoring the health of … 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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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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WORKERS COMP CRACKDOWN COMING

When cash flow dries up to a trickle and orders shrink, businesses look for any opportunity to cut costs. For an estimated 30,000 businesses in North Carolina, the ax has fallen on Worker Compensation Insurance. Recent media reports dealing with … Continue reading

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SHAKE UP AND SHAKE OUT

The likelihood of massive turnover in the North Carolina General Assembly is confirmed with recent announcements. Rep. Bill Owens, a powerful from, is calling it quits and recently Rep. of nearby, has said “no more.” Both were among the Democrats … 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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Fab 5 and How They Will Tilt The Budget

Republican budget leaders in the N.C. House of Representatives call them the Fabulous Five: Democrats Bill Owen of Elizabeth City, Tim Spear of Creswell, Dewey Hill of Lake Waccamaw, Bill Brisson of Dublin, and Jim Crawford of Oxford. They joined … Continue reading

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TIME TO BE HEARD

The Joint-House-Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education will held public hearings Monday, March 7, for input on budget deliberations. The session will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building and we welcome industry people to attend. … Continue reading

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