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Builders dropping cash

In an article I wrote earlier this week about a December fight over the state’s building codes and some unprecedented concessions builders received, I mentioned that the home builders were big contributors in the last election cycle.

But just how much money did the home builders inject into the November election, you may ask? Well, I tallied up the numbers found in campaign finance reports and the NC Home Builders Association PAC alone gave more than $140,000 to state legislative candidates in 2010. The donations went to politicians on both sides of the aisle.

This could all come into play if the General Assembly ends up deciding if the energy efficiency improvements passed the N.C. Building Code Council are too strong, and need to be weakened further (which environmental groups are obviously hoping doesn’t happen).

Just some food for thought as we get ready for this new legislative session.

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