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The Ant and the Grasshopper

One summer day, a grasshopper was fiddling around on the grounds of the old state capitol building when he spied a column of red ants marching by. “What are you ants doing?” the grasshopper asked them. “We are carrying corn back to our nest on Jones Street,” answered first ant, who was the speaker of the ants. “Why are you

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Small Business Loans

Back in May, House Bill 1043, a bipartisan effort by the NC General Assembly and which was signed into law by Governor Cooper, appropriated an additional $125 million to the Golden LEAF “North Carolina Rapid Recovery Loan Program.” H.B. 1043 was aimed at providing aid to North Carolina’s entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Loans made from the program to small businesses

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Protection for Reopening Businesses

The North Carolina General Assembly passed two bills that will help our state’s economy recover from the devastating impact of COVID-19 and Governor Cooper’s shutdown. These bills would not only limit lawsuits that could be filed against organizations and businesses who reopen legally during the coronavirus pandemic but also adds protections for doing so in North Carolina. Both HB 118 (COVID-19

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New Ad: Not Done Yet

Forbes magazine named our state the #1 state for business. Why? Because the conservative majority in the legislature has governed responsibly — cutting taxes and regulation, increasing teacher pay and education funding, and saving for emergencies. With conservative reformers in charge, our state’s best days are still ahead.

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Needed Relief for Small Business

This week, the North Carolina House of Representatives Finance committee recommended two COVID-19-related bills (H.B. 1034 and H.B. 1039) which focus on small-business loans. Other benefits of the bills include easing unemployment-claim requirements and waiving tax-filing deadlines.

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