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  • Election Outlook

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  September 8, 2022

    Election Day is just two months away and, while midterm elections don’t always receive the same fanfare as presidential election years, the outcome of the upcoming midterms will have a major impact now and down the road. We’re taking a look at what’s shaping the upcoming election, key races to watch and what it means […]

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  • Inflation Reduction Act: Taking a Closer Look at the Major Climate, Health and Tax Package

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  August 16, 2022

    While Jones Street remains relatively quiet since the short session adjourned in July, Capitol Hill has been particularly busy over the last few weeks. After more than a year of negotiations, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and sent this massive piece of legislation to Pres. Biden’s desk in early August. With a […]

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  • Kairos Government Affairs expands team, bolsters client services

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  July 25, 2022

    Growing firm announces hiring of Government Affairs & Political Director, Government Affairs Associate RALEIGH, N.C. – Kairos Government Affairs (KGA) today announced the hiring of K.J. Stancil and Christopher Stock as Government Affairs & Political Director and Government Affairs Associate, respectively. Together, Stancil and Stock bring nearly two decades of combined political, policy and legislative […]

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  • Budget Breakdown

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  July 6, 2022

    As House Bill 103, 2022 Appropriations Act, (H103) awaits gubernatorial action, we’re taking a closer look at what’s in the $27.9 billion spending plan, what’s not and what comes next.  Budget Before July 4 Late last week state lawmakers passed their 2022 budget package, sending the bipartisan spending plan to Gov. Cooper on July 1 […]

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  • Short Session Update

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  June 15, 2022

    Roughly one month into the state’s legislative “short session” North Carolina lawmakers have wasted no time in getting down to business. We’re taking a look at what’s happened so far, what it means, and what might be coming down the pike.  Senate Health Moves There has been no shortage of headlines about legislative activity recently, […]

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  • Meet The Team

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  May 12, 2022

    North Carolina’s legislative “short session” is just days away, and we look forward to seeing new and familiar faces alike walking the halls of the General Assembly soon. In the meantime, we’re taking a moment to reintroduce ourselves, our firm and the clients we feel honored to represent as we prepare to return to Jones […]

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  • Recognizing Victims’ Rights in North Carolina

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  April 28, 2022

    As National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) 2022 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on the importance of victims’ rights and the path that led North Carolina to join a growing number of states enshrining victim protections at a constitutional level.  Victims’ Rights in NC North Carolina has long had victims’ rights on the books, […]

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  • Opioid Crisis: Policies, Outcomes & Next Steps

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  March 28, 2022

    Earlier this year, preliminary 2021 data indicated a possible regression in North Carolina’s progress toward combating the opioid crisis. Now, just a few months later, the release of full 2021 opioid overdose data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) confirms the speculated regression to be true. We flagged the […]

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  • Redistricting Recap: Supreme Court Status

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  March 8, 2022

    Following months of litigation and electoral uncertainty, this week’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States closed the book on North Carolina’s latest redistricting chapter.  New Maps On Feb. 23, a three-judge panel overseeing Harper v. Hall issued its decision to enact state House, state Senate and Congressional maps for North Carolina. Per […]

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  • Redistricting Recap: Update

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  February 24, 2022

    Earlier this week we published a recap of North Carolina’s legislative redistricting process, subsequent litigation and the impact on the state’s political landscape. The months-long process finally drew to a close later this week when North Carolina enacted court-approved district maps, setting the stage for the 2022 elections and beyond. The Maps On Wednesday, a […]

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    Policies like co-prescribing overdose-reversal drug naloxone with opioid prescriptions can not only help save lives, but can also reduce ER visits and associated costs. #ncga #ncpol #opioidcrisis https://t.co/zOV4oAZWnq
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    Part of NC’s plan will “focus on jobs skills training as well as business development investments to develop and train local workers.” #ncpol #ncga #energy #electricvehicles #cleanjobs https://t.co/erKk1XcyyS
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    Among the hurdles facing the must-pass continuing resolution is a push to include changes to the federal permitting process for energy projects, including a gas pipeline that could directly impact NC’s implementation of H951. #ncga #ncpol https://t.co/JEanwTtr79
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