Economy group meets

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The Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, NC)

Monday, May 29, 2000

SECTION: Inside Politics

BY: Staff Reporter

Economy group meets About 25 people met Thursday to study the possibility of forming a Fayetteville affiliate of a state group known as Citizens for a Sound Economy. Participants in the meeting at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux were enthusiastic about the policies and plans presented by the organization’s director, Chuck Fuller. “What we have are free market solutions to everyday public policy problems,” he said. Robert Anderson, a Republican activist who attended the meeting, said the organization’s issues are nonpartisan. “What I like is that these are not Democratic issues. They are not Republican issues. They’re people issues,” Anderson said. The organization’s agenda includes annexation rights, affordable health care, cable competition and no tax increases. Following the meeting, some of the Fayetteville participants agreed to cover the costs of a trip to Raleigh to attend a meeting with members of the organization. The participants in the local meeting included Jim Jarvies, Cumberland County Board of Elections member, and Bill Strickland, county commissioner candidate . Fuller came to Fayetteville to explain his organization and to invite the group to visit Raleigh on June 20 for a gathering with several hundred members. The activities will include a barbecue lunch, visits with legislators and a tour of the Capitol and state museums. The day will conclude with a reception for Jim Miller, a former Reagan administration official.

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