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Many lobbyists are using laptop computers, modems, flip phones and faxes to get their groups' interests before legislators. The top fifteen North Carolina lobbyists in 1993 are listed.
While the state has the responsibility to provide a general and uniform free public school system and local government to provide financial support, school units are not equal because of inadequate and inequitable funding.
Legislation for the merit selection of judges has been introduced without success in the General Assembly since 1971. The 1997 General Assembly is considering House Bills 741 and 742, and Senate Bills 834 and 835, to select judges on merit.
Since 1975, the N.C. Supreme Court has removed or censured twenty-two District or Superior court judges. The action taken on each judge is profiled.
Are business taxes too high? A number of studies, including one by the Peat Marwick accounting firm, report taxes are low; others find the opposite. To attract businesses, the state needs a corporate tax rate that is fair and competitive with other states.