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Gov. McCrory Seeks Declaratory Judgment On House Bill 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 04:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In response to a demand letter sent by the U.S. Department of Justice, Gov. Pat McCrory has filed a declaratory judgment action over House Bill 2.
 
“The Obama administration is bypassing Congress by attempting to rewrite the law and set restroom policies for public and private employers across the country, not just North Carolina," said the governor in a statement. "This is now a national issue that applies to every state and it needs to be resolved at the federal level. They are now telling every government agency and every company that employs more than 15 people that men should be allowed to use a women’s locker room, restroom or shower facility.”
 
The Justice Department last week notified McCrory that it believes the law -- which says transgendered invididuals must use the public accommodation of their biological sex, not their gender identity -- is discriminatory.

House Bill 2 allows private companies to set their own policies for bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities.

Later on Monday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced she is suing North Carolina over the law.

 
CEOs Rank North Carolina As #3 Best State For Business PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 04:37

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A Chief Executive Magazine survey of business leaders has rated North Carolina the third best state in the country in which to conduct business.

This is the second year North Carolina has taken third place.

Texas ranked first, followed by Florida.

The magazine posted the following notes about North Carolina:

#15 in Taxation and Regulation

#10 in Workforce Quality

#3 in Living Environment

Right to Work? ✓

The rankings can be found at chiefexecutive.net

 
Grant Proposals Sought To Boost NC Organ and Tissue Donation PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 May 2016 05:15

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The License to Give Trust Fund Commission is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations with the goal of increasing organ and tissue donations.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.

Organizations must be based in North Carolina and meet the grant criteria and all provisions of North Carolina General Statute § 143-6.2.  

Proposals should be for projects with a duration of less than 12 months or for related one-time events.

More information is available at http://www.doa.nc.gov/ltgtfc/contactus.aspx

 
Robert Schurmeier Unanimously Confirmed as New SBI Director PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 May 2016 05:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The General Assembly has approved Robert Schurmeier to be the next leader of the State Bureau of Investigation. Wednesday's vote was unanimous.
 
Schurmeier fills the seat of B.W. Collier, who retired last month. He was nominated by Gov. Pat McCrory.
 
Schurmeier served for three decades with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and also has 10 years of experience in the private sector.

 
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