Senate and House Legislators Support Across-the-Board Boost to State Unemployment Benefits

Proposal goes beyond just increasing maximum allowable benefit; boosts benefits for everybody by $200+ per month
  
If approved, measure would increase EVERY unemployment check by $50 per week through end of year
 

Legislators Support Increasing Broadband Internet Investments in September

With students forced into virtual learning, access to high-speed internet is more important than ever
 
Raleigh, N.C. – Some North Carolina legislators are signaling support for additional funding for the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant program in 2020 ahead of the September session.

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On Capital Tonight, Speaker Moore Discusses RNC, Upcoming Session, and Safe Reopenings

Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) joined Capital Tonight on Spectrum News this week to discuss the upcoming legislative session, the Republican National Convention, and his support for safely reopening K-12 schools in North Carolina. Continue reading “On Capital Tonight, Speaker Moore Discusses RNC, Upcoming Session, and Safe Reopenings”

BREAKING: North Carolina #1 in Southeast, Top-10 in Nation in K-12 Funding Increases Under Republican Leadership

Raleigh, N.C. – The liberal National Education Association ranks Republican-led North Carolina #1 in the Southeast and top-ten in the nation in key public school funding metrics in a new, just-released report.  Continue reading “BREAKING: North Carolina #1 in Southeast, Top-10 in Nation in K-12 Funding Increases Under Republican Leadership”

Speaker Moore to Ride Hatteras-Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Today and Discuss Ferry Operations, Coastal Dredging Needs

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) will ride the passenger ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke today to receive an update on the ferry’s operations and learn more about dredging needs in our coastal channels.

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Legislative Leaders to Cooper: Accept Trump Unemployment Offer

Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and NC House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) today announced intent to accept President Donald Trump’s offer of a $300 weekly federal supplement to unemployment insurance benefits. The federal government will supplement unemployment benefits by $300 per week for eligible recipients if state government provides $100 per week. Expiration of the $600 weekly federal benefit makes the current supplemental benefit $0.

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State Leaders Call for Earlier Presidential Debate Before Voting Begins in North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. – A joint letter sent Friday by North Carolina’s General Assembly leaders urged the Commission on Presidential Debates to host an additional debate in early September in North Carolina, before voters begin casting ballots in the Tar Heel state.

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