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    Holiday Travel Just Got More Expensive

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Transportation & Infrastructure By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    As many holiday travelers will find out, filling up your tank in NC just got more expensive today. Thanks to a 2009 law that not only eliminated the cap on the variable portion of the gas tax, it also changed the cap to a floor, the state gas tax rises today by another 2.5 cents to a […]

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    The Truth about Fracking

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Transportation & Infrastructure By Susan Myrick | Tagged ,

    Francis Deluca’s blog on fracking reminded me of a video I watched where the producer of a documentary called Gasland admitted that he hid facts that contradicted his allegations about drilling for natural gas.

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    "Choose Life" Special Plate Moves Forward

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Transportation & Infrastructure By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , ,

    The House Finance Committee passed a bill (HB289) which would authorize several new special license plates, including one reading "Choose Life." That's the one, sponsored by Representative Mitch Gillepsie (R-McDowell), that sparked a long debate. The "Choose Life" plate would cost $25, with $15 going to a fund that would in turn distribute money to […]

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    Fee Increases Complete Initial Work on House Budget

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Education, Environment & Energy, Healthcare, Legislative Activity, Public Safety, Transportation & Infrastructure By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , ,

    The House Finance Committee approved a package of almost $100 million in new or higher fees. That's the last bit of business on the House budget as the package heads back to the House Appropriations Committtee. That panel will begin debating the whole budget Wednesday and will vote on it either then or on Thursday. […]

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    Global TransPark – Money Pit for North Carolina

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Transportation & Infrastructure By Karen Duquette | Tagged , ,

    The General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division revealed its report findings on the Lenior County Global TransPark (GTP) industrial complex today.  The report suggested North Carolina has two options – either continue to fund it based on a demonstration of results (whatever that means) or begin incrementally divesting funds from the park. GTP has received nearly […]

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