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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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