Establishing Transparency in Bankruptcy Trust Claims

North Carolina’s legal climate has improved dramatically over the last several years. However, there are still commonsense reforms yet to be implemented that would foster greater predictability and clarity in our legal system. Senate Bill 470: Personal Injury Bankruptcy Trust Claims is one such me...

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Manufacturers’ Optimism is at a 20-Year High

Last month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released its first Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey since President Trump took office, which showed more than 93 percent of our nation’s manufacturers feel positively about their company’s economic outlook. Over the course of the survey...

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Transforming North Carolina’s Health Care

North Carolina’s job creators are the number one purchasers of health care coverage in our state, be it through premiums, self-insurers or state and federal taxes. Yet, they have limited ability to control costs and demand higher quality care – a likely reason it remains a top concern for employ...

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Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction in North Carolina

Following the passage of New York’s state budget, which included a “raise the age” measure keeping 16 and 17 year olds charged with misdemeanors or non-violent felonies from being prosecuted as adults, North Carolina will soon become the lone state to charge 16 and 17 year olds as adults. Howe...

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Workers’ Compensation Costs Are Down Again

As of April 1, workers’ compensation costs fell once again for North Carolina’s employers. Last September, the N.C. Rate Bureau announced that, effective April 1, 2017, job creators in North Carolina would continue to see their costs for workers’ compensation claims go down – this time by an...

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House Taking Action on Legislation Solidifying Certainty in NC’s Legal System

There are several proposed bills under consideration by the General Assembly that would foster greater clarity and transparency in North Carolina’s legal system. One of those bills is House Bill 467: Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies, which would clarify North Carolina’s law regulating ...

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New English Standards Approved by State Board

After nearly two years, North Carolina’s revision of its academic standards is nearly complete. The North Carolina State Board of Education today approved new English Language Arts standards for implementation in the 2018-2019 school year. Earlier this week, the NC Chamber joined several other ...

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Supporting the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

Small businesses are an integral facet of North Carolina’s growing economy. Unfortunately, our state’s small businesses are disproportionately impacted by compliance burdens associated with regulations. To combat this problem, the NC Chamber joined more than 150 business and manufacturing organi...

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Technology Impacts and the Future of Transportation

You’ve seen the headlines - automakers and technology companies are promising driverless vehicles in the next few years!  They are publicly testing vehicles, making bold predictions and experiencing a mix of attention-grabbing news both positive and not-so-positive (for example, the recent Uber c...

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