A familiar face will be missing when the legislature reconvenes next year.
Veteran lobbyist Paul Wilms is retiring at the end of the year, Rob Christensen reports.
For the past eight years, Wilms has been chief lobbyist for the N.C. Homebuilders Association, but he has worked for the homebuilders since 1990.
In recent years, the group has been a key force in the debate over real estate transfer taxes.
The new lobbyist will be Lisa D. Martin, who has been the homebuilders' director of regulatory affairs since 2001.
Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated Martin's job.