Category: Advocacy

Advocacy Update: State Budget Stalemate, Association Health Plans, & More

NC Budget Update I love college football. The only thing better than a good ballgame on a crisp fall day is a ballgame that goes into multiple overtimes. When LSU and Texas A&M battled in a seven-overtime thriller in 2018, everyone won because we were treated to some fantastic action. Unfortunately, overtime is only good… Read More »

Your Business and Personal Finances Shouldn’t Mix – Here’s Why

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, you are undoubtedly passionate about your business and determined to succeed. And like many who are in business for themselves, you may sometimes struggle with bringing work home with you. People in all careers can struggle with work/life balance, but it can be even more difficult… Read More »

Piedmont International University and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Collaborate on New Criminal Justice Degree Program

Piedmont International University (PIU) and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office are collaborating on the curriculum for PIU’s new Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice degree program. With an emphasis on relevant, modern education undergirded by a focus on serving the community, the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice provides a broad overview of the criminal justice… Read More »

Forsyth County Commissioners Approve $458.7M Budget

Forsyth  County commissioners approved a $458.7 million budget that includes investments in education, public safety and human services. The adopted budget includes a three cent tax increase, bringing the property tax rate to 75.35 cents per $100 of valuation. One cent of that will generate an estimated $3.7 million for teacher supplements in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth… Read More »

Advocacy Update: Infrastructure, Parental Leave, & More

Infrastructure Paving– The North Carolina Department of Transportation is currently in the process of evaluating our Division paving needs for the 2020 season. As part of their process they are reaching out to the community for input into the process. If there are state maintained roads in your area that you would like to be… Read More »

Lessons from the Plain Writing Movement

All businesses rely on communication, internally and externally, to fulfill their mission. Clear, effective communication is ideal. Lawyers, unfortunately, have a reputation for being overly formal and wordy. We often use two words to mean essentially the same thing, and we fall back on archaic phrasing that we learned in law school. Here’s a fairly… Read More »

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