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WANT TO HELP?

Yes! We support the industry and its partnerships with North Carolina. A membership in the HTGAC supports our lobbying programs. Our public relations efforts are year-round and will be intense in this election year. We need your involvement:

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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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DOWN TO THE WIRE … AND UNCERTAINTY

Legislative leaders have announced committees will be shut down this week as the race for adjournment intensifies. Abortion bills and local enabling acts for cities and counties topped the agenda for the few committee meetings. And while the representatives and … 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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Save The Date

The official opening of the new facilities for the Manufacturing Solutions Center in Conover will be held Thursday, November 29. Sponsored by the City of Conover, which partnered with the MSC and Catawba Valley Community College to build the 30,000 … 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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WE HAVE … ER, HAD … A BUDGET

This morning Gov. Perdue announced she will veto the $20.4 billion budget adopted by the General Assembly. She has opposed cuts to public education and had asked leaders of the House and Senate to consider adding $200 million for classroom … 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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