Tag:Sen. Andy Wells

  • Incumbent GOP Sen. Wells faces former Rep. Hollo, two others in SD 42 primary

    Republican primary, Senate District 42 (Catawba and Alexander counties). Andy Wells (incumbent, two terms). Education: N.C. State University, two engineering degrees. Occupation: Real estate developer, and owner of Prism Development in Hickory. Career highlights: Chairs or co-chairs Senate committees on Agriculture/Environmental/Natural Resources; Pensions and Retirement and Aging; Joint Legislative…

  • Lawmakers: Acupuncture board’s actions could be illegal restraint of trade

    A pair of North Carolina occupational licensing boards warring over who may lawfully use acupuncture needles for treatment and therapy could thrust the state into another constitutional embarrassment, state Sen. Andy Wells said Tuesday. The N.C. Acupuncture Licensing Board and the N.C. Board of Physical Therapy Examiners have taken turns…

  • Billion-dollar tax cut plan heads to Senate floor

    Stark differences in conservative Republican and liberal Democratic fiscal priorities were clearly on display during a Senate Finance Committee meeting Wednesday at which a $1 billion tax cut package was approved by voice vote. Senate Bill 325 was then forwarded to the Senate…