by Lindsay Marchello Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Standardized testing: Little Timmy still has to attend school for standardized tests, regardless of whether he’s enrolled in a virtual school. The state and federal government waived testing…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA) Reauthorization Act of 2020, legislation to extend the authorization of BRNHA through 2036. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) introduced similar in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. “The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area plays…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Richard Burr (R-NC) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging the consideration of policies that will bolster jobs and innovation across the clean energy economy…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday to expand small business and non-profits’ access to federal COVID-19 relief. The bipartisan Employer Assistance Coordination Act would allow eligible small employers to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit to help keep…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) recently led a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urging the next round of COVID-19 assistance adequately address the magnitude of the losses felt throughout the cotton supply chain by cotton farmers, textile mills, and the cotton merchandising segment.…

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