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Strayhorn and Hester Appointed To Golden LEAF Board Of Directors PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 30 May 2014 10:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The board charged with providing economic impact assistance to tobacco-dependent regions of North Carolina has two new members.

 
Ralph Strayhorn and Tommy Hester have been appointed to four-year terms by Gov. Pat McCrory.
 
Strayhorn lives in Mecklenburg County and is a managing partner at Cape Point Advisory Partners LLC. 
 
Hester is from Vance County and is the president of Prim Residential Rentals Inc. 
 
Golden LEAF's work is accomplished primarily through grant making. 
 
Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 10:42
 
Fracking Bill -- S.B. 786 - Presented To Gov. Pat McCrory PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 30 May 2014 10:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The General Assembly's Enrolling Clerk reports the following bill has been presented to Gov. Pat McCrory. 

 
 
SENATE BILL 786
 
 AN ACT TO:
 
(1) EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A MODERN REGULATORY PROGRAM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION IN THE STATE AND THE USE OF HORIZONTAL DRILLING AND HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TREATMENTS FOR THAT PURPOSE;
 
(2) ENACT OR MODIFY CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS FROM REQUIREMENTS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT APPLICABLE TO RULES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION IN THE STATE AND THE USE OF HORIZONTAL DRILLING AND HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TREATMENTS FOR THAT PURPOSE; 
 
(3) AUTHORIZE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES SIXTY DAYS AFTER APPLICABLE RULES BECOME EFFECTIVE; 
 
(4) CREATE THE NORTH CAROLINA OIL AND GAS COMMISSION AND RECONSTITUTE THE NORTH CAROLINA MINING COMMISSION; 
 
5) AMEND MISCELLANEOUS STATUTES GOVERNING OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES; 
 
(6) ESTABLISH A SEVERANCE TAX APPLICABLE TO OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES; 
 
(7) AMEND MISCELLANEOUS STATUTES UNRELATED TO OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES; 
 
(8) DIRECT STUDIES ON VARIOUS ISSUES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON ENERGY POLICY.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 10:37
 
Lt. Governor Dan Forest's Public Schedule For Friday, May 30, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 30 May 2014 10:32

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Lt. Gov. Dan Forest's public schedule for Friday, May 30, 2014, as released by his office.

 
6:30 p.m.
Commencement Address
Friendship Christian Schools
Friendship Baptist Church
5510 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh
 
Closed to Press
 
Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 10:33
 
Gov. Pat McCrory Signs Three Bills Passed By General Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 May 2014 16:12

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In and out. That was the name of the game on Thursday as Gov. Pat McCrory signed three bills the same day they were presented to him for action by the General Assembly.

 
Two are House bills: 1050 and 688. The third is a Senate bill: 294.
 
House Bill 1050 makes changes to state tax law. 
 
House Bill 688 amends continuing education requirements for certified well contractors.
 
Senate Bill 294 allows entities regulated under phas II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program to utilize the Department of Transportation's best management practices toolbox for linear transportation projects.
 
Following is the governor's statement on House Bill 1050.
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"Today I signed the Omnibus Tax Law Changes bill which builds on the commitment we’ve made to implement an equitable and streamlined tax policy. The provisions in this bill will continue to spur economic growth and development in our state and position North Carolina to lead the nation in job creation.  
 
"There’s no debate that the privilege tax has been applied inconsistently, creating confusion and expense for our businesses. Therefore, I support needed reform.
 
"Legitimate concerns have been expressed by the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, North Carolina League of Municipalities and other stakeholders about the provision which sunsets this tax next year. It should be noted that if this bill wasn’t signed into law, it could result in the immediate elimination of the local privilege tax option. 
 
"In listening to the concerns from mayors across the state, I initiated conversations with Finance chairs Rep. Julia Howard and Sen. Bill Rabon. I asked for and received from each of them a commitment that they will work with local governments during the next year to find a resolution that reforms the local tax option and addresses lost revenue, prior to the sunset date.  I have also conveyed that commitment to Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, chair of the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition. With their assurances, I look forward to working with municipalities and the General Assembly to seek long-term resolution."
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 16:12
 
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