- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina chapter of a national conservative advocacy group says it aims to remain intimately involved with policy issues at the General Assembly.

Americans for Prosperity held a news conference Tuesday outside the old Capitol building to unveil a new web site (www.NCJobsAgenda.com ) its leaders say will focus on reforms important to the group. They include lowering taxes, eliminating preferential treatment of energy sectors, deregulating business and ending certificate of need laws.

AFP criticized the House budget that Republicans passed last week, saying it spends too much and extended or increased too many tax incentives.

National group president Tom Phillips spoke at the event. Phillips says there’s a time to oppose things, like the budget last week. But he says AFP also wants to promote a long-term positive agenda.

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