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    Tim Moore nominated for second term as House speaker

    Rep. Tim Moore House Republicans have nominated Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, for a second term as speaker. The vote among the GOP caucus was unanimous, according to a press report from Moore’s office. Said Moore: “I am grateful for the opportunity and honored to have the unanimous support of…
    Barry Smith, November 21, 2016
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    What’s going on in Washington….

    This week in Washington, the Senate will continue to debate the Iran bill (S. 615). Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated the Iran bill will be considered under an open amendment process, which opens up the possibility of contentious changes being proposed. On Thursday the Senate is scheduled to attempt…
    Sarah Curry, April 29, 2015
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    What’s going on in Washington….

    This week, the House will consider four bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 471, which would modify federal procedures when registration of a controlled substance is denied, revoked or suspended, and H.R. 1195, which establishes three Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards relating to small businesses, credit unions and…
    Sarah Curry, April 22, 2015
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    What’s going on in Washington….?

    The House stands in recess this week, while the Senate remains in session. The Senate is expected to take up several executive branch nominations today. The chamber also plans to consider an anti-human-trafficking measure (S 178), which among other provisions would create a grant program to assist state and…
    Sarah Curry, March 9, 2015
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    Everything you wanted to know about the new JDIG incentives legislation

    From the bill summary released in House Finance and Appropriations on March 3, 2015. CURRENT LAW: JDIG is a discretionary program of the State that provides funds to incentivize new or expanding business to create jobs in the State. The amount of the JDIG incentive to a company is…
    Sarah Curry, March 4, 2015
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    Gas tax changes = Tax Increase

    Today has turned into a day of gas tax increases and corporate handouts. Beginning early Tuesday, the House Finance committee met to discuss the Senate’s proposal to change the gas tax and also discussed McCrory’s request to double the Job Development Investment Grant program. Both proposals have…
    Sarah Curry, March 3, 2015
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    Congress has been busy

    Congress had planned to pass a bill that would have permanently renewed certain expired tax breaks.  The White House threatened to veto the deal, and so the House voted on Wednesday, 378-46, to renew more than 50 expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses through the end of this year.
    Sarah Curry, December 4, 2014
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    What is the lame duck Congress up to?

    The US Senate and US House went into recess in late September and are now returning to Washington today to resume unfinished business during the lame duck period.  The House is scheduled to take up many bills, including the Government Reports Elimination Act (HR 4194) that would eliminate 48…
    Sarah Curry, November 12, 2014