Fayetteville Observer: Fayetteville to benefit from state budget.

North Carolina's proposed $22.34 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts Friday includes tax cuts, pay raises for state employees and school teachers, and several items for the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg area. Read more.

Fayetteville Observer: Our View: Solar is our energy future. Continue its support. 

It's an impressive sight from ground level, rows of solar panels stretching off to the horizon. From the air, it's astonishing, thousands of panels covering more than 100 acres of land that once nourished cotton or tobacco or soybeans. Read more.

Charlotte Business Journal: Energy, Inc. 

N.C. Rep. John Szoka (R-Cumberland) made good Monday on a recent promise to submit a bill allowing renewable-energy developers to sell power directly to customers in North Carolina, bypassing the state's utilities. Read more.

The News & Observer: Republics Push to Expand Solar Power in NC

A Republican push to expand solar power in North Carolina may stand the best chance yet of ending a state ban that prevents independent energy developers from selling electricity directly to homeowners and businesses. Read more. 

Greentech Media: NC Bill Would Launch Opportunity for Third-Party-Owned Solar

House representatives in North Carolina filed legislation this week that would legalize third-party sales of electricity, opening the door for solar companies to expand business in the state. Read more.

Raleigh Update - Week 25 Newsletter: Representative John Szoka Wins Excellence in Public Policy Award at Making Energy Work Conference

Republican clean energy advocate recognized for legislative leadership, principles during NCSEA annual gathering in Raleigh. Read more.

Raleigh Update - NC 45 Interim Newsletter: Szoka to Co-Chair Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy

Raleigh, NC – On Friday of last week, Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) announced the House Members who will serve on each of the 2015-2016 interim oversight committees. Read more. 

Raleigh Update - NC 45 Interim Newsletter: Speaker Appoints Representative Szoka to Top Legislative Oversight Committee

House Speaker Tim Moore announced the House members of the General Assembly’s top government oversight committee. Read more.

Raleigh Update - NC Week 17 Newsletter: NC House Budget Values Education

Last week, the NC House passed the budget for the next two fiscal years. In case you missed it, here are some highlights for education. Read more.