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County adopts 2012 legislative goals

April 2, 2012

After minor disagreement among board members Monday, Catawba County commissioners approved a political agenda for 2012.

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved 21 legislative goals to lobby for and against during upcoming state and federal sessions.

The 2012 agenda, which includes legislative priorities the county will oppose or support in coming months, is an annual checklist of state and federal items that each have a local impact.

Commissioners approved almost all of the items without discussion on Monday after a detailed presentation from Assistant County Manager Dewey Harris.

The board did take a separate vote on legislative goal No. 11, which revolved around support of flexible local revenue options, after Commissioner Randy Isenhower voiced concern over the priority’s wording.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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