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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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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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STAGE IS SET

We are one week from opening day of the General Assembly. When legislators convene, work is on the immediate horizon. The ceremonial celebration was held two weeks ago. Bills will flow immediately and committees will be meeting within the first … Continue reading

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AWAY WE GO

Next Wednesday, the House and Senate members for the 2013-14 General Assembly will gather in Raleigh to take the oaths of office. The next two weeks will be dominated by ceremonies with the inauguration of Gov. Pat McCrory and on … 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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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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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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The Give and Take Of Trade Pacts

Augustine (Auggie) Tantillo this week had the attention some 40 hosiery and yarn executives as he related the background and trends in U.S. trade negotiations. The focus was on apparel and textiles, which Tantillo says is the Number One target … 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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