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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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Managing Coronavirus in 2020

State House members took important steps to help the state elections board prepare for a likely increase in absentee voting. While 4 to 5 percent of voters typically vote absentee by mail, North Carolina elections officials estimated we could see that number rise to 30 or 40 percent. In response, legislators rightly amended a bill to provide oversight of absentee

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Reopening: Phase Two

With Phase Two well on its way, many wonder what this means for North Carolinians as our state slowly returns to normalcy. Phase One removed the distinctions between essential and non-essential businesses and allowed retail businesses to open at 50% capacity while complying with CDC distancing guidelines. Phase Two, which began on May 22nd, showed greater movement. Here are the distinctives in

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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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