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30460
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The 1955 session of the North Carolina General Assembly is taking a large portion of its time to examine the relationship between state and local governments, especially state aid to local governments. In addition to this financial question, tax and spending hearings are focusing on tobacco and insurance taxes, while the state again will tackle the question of segregation in the schools.
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30463
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A new road program has been proposed by the President and sent to Congress' Advisory Committee for the National Highway Program. The Committee's recommendations are in two parts: a continuation of the regular federal aid to highways at the rate of $623 million a year; and expenditures during the next ten years of an additional $25 billion for the Interstate Highway system. They estimate this amount would construct 40,000 road miles, about 800 per state.
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30465
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The current administration is looking to withdrawal from some industrial enterprises, but where does that leave entities like the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)? There is a fight over TVA appropriations, as the general taxpayer would like to cease paying for Tennessee energy, while Tennesseans would like to prevent power shortages across the state. One argument is to sell the power-generating facilities to the people of the area it serves.
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30461
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Although it has been suggested that a study be done on the cause for North Carolina's low per capita income, it is argued that the reasons behind it are already known. Five major factors affect the low per capita income in the state: large percentage of children, a still predominantly rural economy, small farms, a large African American population, and low wages in many industries.
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30467
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As more and more tourists travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area, it has been argued that a small toll fee for use of the federally-constructed roads would help alleviate the Park of some its deterioration issues. However, there is a general opposition to imposing a fee on the public, believing it will discourage visitation.
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30466
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The nation's independent and privately-owned colleges and universities are in difficult financial situations. It has been suggested that business owners can extend a helping hand to provide financial support for these institutions voluntarily, or a tax bill may be in the future.
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30462
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A new full-scale operation has begun in Gastonia, North Carolina by the Firestone and Tire Rubber Company. Cars will get safer, stronger, longer-wearing tires due to new electronic tire cord tensioning and gum-dipping equipment.
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30468
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At the end of 1954, 1018 drivers licenses were revoked in the state of North Carolina. Due to drunk-driving convictions, the North Carolina State Department of Motor Vehicles revoked the second-most licenses for the year, while other convictions were given for speeding, reckless driving, driving with suspended licenses, and automobile theft.
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30469
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Although North Carolina is well known as a textile manufacturing center, it is less known that there are a large number of apparel establishments in the state. The apparel industry is not the largest industrial activity for North Carolina, but it is scattered across the state and employs thousands from the east to the west.
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