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"N.C. legislature meets, lobbyists in tow"

Charlotte’s emissaries get to work on incentives, Medicaid, taxation

Charlotte Business Journal

January 30, 2015

The January 30th edition of the Charlotte Business Journal features an article entitled "N.C. legislature meets, lobbyists in tow."

Writer Laura Williams-Tracy interviewed Nexsen Pruet attorney Sandy Sands for the story.

An excerpt:

Tax reform, changes to Medicaid and how to compete with surrounding states for relocating and expanding businesses have drawn the most interest among Charlotte businesses watching Raleigh.

"The issue of business incentives probably affects Charlotte-Mecklenburg as much as any place in the state," says Sandy Sands, leader of the public policy and government affairs group at Nexsen Pruet and a former state senator. Nexsen Pruet has two registered lobbyists in Raleigh.


He continues:

"One of the arguments against business incentives is that if there's no corporate tax, then you don't need incentives," Sands says. "That's the ultimate goal they embarked on two years ago."


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Sandy Sands is a former North Carolina State Senator and leader of the firm's Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Group in Raleigh. He is a Registered Lobbyist. He represents businesses and individuals who have matters before both the legislative and executive branches of government in North Carolina.