Legislative

Lawmakers Propose Bill for Veterans Disability Benefits COLA

There are thousands of former members of the United States armed forces living in North Carolina who depend of veterans disability benefits to survive. As years go by though, the costs of certain goods and services increase while benefits payments stay the same. The North Carolina veterans’ disability lawyers at HensonFuerst point out that this …

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House Bill Threatens Roadway Safety

Earlier this month, Representative Reid J. Ribble of Wisconsin introduced a bill called “Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015” (H.R. 3488). HensonFuerst Attorneys has always stood up for truckers, who are often unfairly maligned, and for greater safety of our roadways. If this bill passes, it will hurt everyone. It will put bigger, …

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Public Meeting About Duke Energy Transmission Line Project

Interested in the Duke Energy transmission line project? In July, Duke Energy announced a proposal to run a 230-kilovolt transmission line from a planned tie-in station from Campobello to Asheville, where a natural gas-fired plant is expected to replace a coal-fired plant at Lake Julian in about 2020. According to an article in the Citizen-Times, …

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Judicial Budget Cut Looming Unless Action Is Taken

The  House Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety in the General Assembly is considering a budget proposal which would cut an additional $4.2 million from the judicial budget of the State of North Carolina.   A significant portion of this proposal, valued at approximately $1 million, is the elimination of all trial court administrator positions throughout the …

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