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WE’RE IN…

The State Senate budget proposal includes $300,000 to upgrade training services offered by the Manufacturing Solutions Center and the Textile Technology Center. The Senate debated its budget last Thursday, a day after textiles and hosiery executives visited leaders in both … Continue reading

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December Legislative Report

HAPPIER NEW YEAR, THEY HOPE With the end of 2013 in sight, North Carolina government officials already are looking to 2014 for a fresh start. And that includes legislators, the governor and his cabinet, and the congressional delegation. The Republican-led … 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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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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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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VIEW FROM THE TOP

N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and members of the Gaston County legislative delegation toured the Textile Technology Center last Monday with director John Anderson. It was a gold-plated event as far as impact is concerned. Speaker Tillis was impressed. Within … 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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