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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CLC to Release New Polling Data

The Carolina Leadership Coalition commissioned a series of four polls over the summer that surveyed likely general election voters in four discrete geographic regions of North Carolina. These polls were conducted by an award-winning national public opinion and predictive analytics firm. Introduction Each poll had varying sample sizes commensurate to their respective populations, with margins of error of no greater

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NC Ranked Fifth for Economic Outlook

The American Legislative Exchange Council has ranked North Carolina fifth in the nation for economic outlook. In its annual “Rich State, Poor State” report, each state is analyzed on more than dozen metrics to forecast its competitiveness and potential for growth. The authors of the report, released earlier this month, include renowned economist Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore and Jonathan Williams.

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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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