Raleigh, N.C. – Moody’s Investor Service praised a new North Carolina law this week that bolsters the state’s Savings Reserve Account, calling recent mandatory and discretionary transfers to the state’s rainy day fund “credit positive” commitments. Continue reading “Moody’s Praises House Bill 7 Savings Reserve Requirement as ‘Credit Positive’”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore thanked members of the press, legislative staff, policy advocates and fellow representatives near the end of a successful ‘crossover’ week that marks a halfway point for the legislative session: Continue reading “Speaker Moore Thanks Press, House Members and Staff for Successful Crossover Week “
Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives agreed to a class size compromise this week that provides further flexibility in how public schools set class sizes and spend hundreds of millions in increased education funding provided by Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly since 2012. Continue reading “Class Size Compromise Gives Schools Flexibility to Spend Increased Funding”
Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation to preserve freedom of speech on college campuses across North Carolina passed the state House of Representatives on Wednesday with a bipartisan 88-32 vote. Continue reading “Free Speech on College Campuses Protected by North Carolina House”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives approved its third veto override of Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday, preserving legislation to improve North Carolina’s judicial branch by allowing a streamlined Court of Appeals to share its caseload with the state Supreme Court. Continue reading “Veto Override to Streamline Judiciary Approved by North Carolina House”
Raleigh, N.C. – A proposed constitutional amendment to strengthen protections for working North Carolinians against forced unionization passed the House of Representatives by a 75-44 vote on Tuesday. Continue reading “Constitutional Amendment Protecting Right to Work Approved by House”
Raleigh, N.C. – Students in North Carolina public high schools and middle schools could take computer coding as a course elective under legislation approved by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday. Continue reading “Computer Coding as Course Elective Approved by North Carolina House”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina will maintain bipartisan oversight of campaign finance, lobbying and ethics investigations following a successful veto override of Gov. Roy Cooper by the state House of Representatives on Senate Bill 68 Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforce.
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina has attracted at least eight major jobs announcements so far this month, six of them in rural parts of the state: Continue reading “Rural Regions Lead April Jobs Announcements in North Carolina”
Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives passed House Bill 646 ApprenticeshipNC on Monday by a 111-6 vote, addressing a growing demand for skilled workers to help place North Carolina students into high-paying jobs.