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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The ABCs of a Bill Becoming Law (Part Two)

Earlier this month, we posted part one of our interview with House ABC Chairman Rep. Tim Moffitt, which explored how House Bill 890 became law. In today’s post, we follow-up with a detailed discussion of the legislation’s many provisions. Let’s turn to the new law itself. Didn’t it start off as many separate bills? That’s right. In the House, it

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The ABCs of a Bill Becoming Law (Part One)

As a part of our new series of lawmaker interviews, we sat down with House Bill 890’s primary sponsor, Representative Tim Moffitt, to find out just what the new law does and how the legislation made it across the finish line. Containing more than 30 substantive provisions, this year’s pro-business Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Omnibus Legislation will directly affect nearly

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NC Remains a Top State for Jobs and Economy

Since fiscal conservatives took the legislative reins in Raleigh ten years ago, North Carolina has been no stranger to economic accolades. The Tar Heel State has consistently ranked towards the top of nearly every “best of” list over the last decade and, despite a global pandemic, economic upheaval, and a slew of other challenges, 2021 is no different. North Carolina

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House Passes Veto-Proof Budget

The House agreed on its version of this year’s state budget, passing it last week with a bipartisan, veto-proof majority of 72 to 41. Nine Democrats joined the Republican majority in supporting the bill. The two-year, 671 page, $25.7 billion proposal contains $2 billion in tax cuts, generous raises for teachers and other state employees, $1.68 billion for NCDOT operations

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