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NC Budget extended until Sept. 18

RALEIGH – Lawmakers said they’re working on a compromise after extending their budget deadline another three weeks. The House and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution this week to ensure funding for the current operations of state government until September 18th, 2015 at 11:59 PM. While the current budget does not have funding for the state to continue paying for […]

Rep. Mike Hager- This week in Raleigh

Rep. Mike Hager- This week in Raleigh

RALEIGH- This week, House Bill 394: Increase Options for Local Option Sales Tax  passed its third reading in the House, and will now be sent to the Senate. Representative Hager ran an amendment last week to include Rutherford, Nash, and Franklin Counties in the bill. The bill also includes Ashe, Columbus, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, and Watauga Counties. […]

Solar tax credits embattled in NC legislature

RALEIGH, N.C. — A 35 percent state tax credit designed to energize the solar industry is set to expire at the end of this year.  The ongoing battle over renewable energy standards and solar energy continued Wednesday in the NC legislature. Rep. Charles Jeter, R-Mecklenburg is fighting to keep it in the final version of the […]