Any time people gather to talk about entrepreneurship and free enterprise for the future of the community, it is a good thing.
The news that House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Hager, Republican from Rutherfordton, removed his local House Bill 188 from the House Education Committee on Community Colleges is good news. His next wise step would be to withdraw the bill completely from any consideration by anyone in the General Assembly.
Public notices are advertisements that state and local laws require be placed in newspapers by the government so that you know what’s going on in Rutherford County or the state. With these notices you will have an opportunity to participate in a decision before it affects you and your rights.
This week — which happens to be National “Sunshine Week” in the open government world — N.C. Senate President Berger (R-Eden) and his Senate Rules Committee Chairman Tom Apodaca (R-Hendersonville) will be part of an historic effort to preserve the public’s right to know through ensuring that notices of planned government actions reach the greatest number of citizens in newspapers and on newspaper websites.
Cheers ... to the Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees and the Rutherford County Board of Education for signing resolutions against the proposed House Bill 188. The Board of Education's power of appointment to the Board of Trustees should not be given to the General Assembly. This bill only applies to Isothermal and not the other 57 community colleges across the state.
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