Voter ID Amendment to State Constitution Approved by N.C. House Committee

Raleigh, N.C. – A North Carolina House of Representatives committee  on Thursday approved a proposed state constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID to vote, a measure that if passed by voters would place North Carolina in the mainstream with 34 states that already require some form of voter ID.   Continue reading “Voter ID Amendment to State Constitution Approved by N.C. House Committee”

Education Bill to Reduce Testing, Address Achievement Gap Sent to Governor

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives gave final legislative approval on Thursday to a bill that ensures low-income students have access to advanced courses and directs the state superintendent to recommend policies that reduce local testing not otherwise required by state or federal law. Continue reading “Education Bill to Reduce Testing, Address Achievement Gap Sent to Governor”

Pay Raises and Disaster Relief Delivered to North Carolinians Over Cooper Veto

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives voted to override a budget veto by Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday, delivering pay raises for teachers, law enforcement officers and most state employees, $60 million in disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Matthew, a record savings reserve, and tax relief for families and businesses in North Carolina. Continue reading “Pay Raises and Disaster Relief Delivered to North Carolinians Over Cooper Veto”

Voter ID Constitutional Amendment Sponsored by N.C. Speaker Moore

Raleigh, N.C. – A proposed constitutional amendment allowing citizens to determine whether to strengthen election security in North Carolina by requiring photo identification to vote was filed by state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) on Thursday and primary sponsored by fellow Reps. David Lewis (R-Harnett), Michele Presnell (R-Yancey), and John Sauls (R-Lee). Continue reading “Voter ID Constitutional Amendment Sponsored by N.C. Speaker Moore”