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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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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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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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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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POLLS VS. PEOPLE

Polls indicate the presidential race in North Carolina will be close…very close. Some polls give President Obama a two percentage points lead. Others indicated Mitt Romney will carry the state. Polls also are predicting a GOP sweep in all three … 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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REGULATORY RELIEF

Where does it begin? With the president? With congress or legislators? With the governor? Answer: most likely with bureaucrats. And that’s the hard and discouraging truth. Individual members of congress have been heard to lament that bureaucrats in regulatory agencies … Continue reading

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