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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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SUMMERTIME … AND THE LIVING IS EASY(IER)

Committee meetings are shorter. Some bills are adopted with little or no discussion. With Republicans holding overwhelming majorities in both Chambers, Democratic voices are mostly muted. Continue reading

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END IN SIGHT?

The 2013-14 state budget is now in the hands of House and Senate conferees. This is almost the last step in the process, but this year it is complex and the negotiations may be brutal. The Senate version is far … Continue reading

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CROSSOVER WEEK

This Thursday is the deadline for bills to live or die. To survive, a bill must have passed at least one chamber to be considered by the other. In other words, a bill must have been approved by either the … Continue reading

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GOOD START

The N.C. Senate has started the budget process and thanks to Senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph) appropriations for the Manufacturing Solutions Center and the Textile Technology Center are intact. Sen. Tillman also is promoting our requests for additional funds to implement … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SUCCESS

The annual Legislature Day for representatives of the hosiery and textile industries last Wednesday was described by some legislators as the best we have organized. The presentations at the breakfast program included Darrell Frye, council chair and vice president of … 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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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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