Legislative Leaders Announce Economic Development, Job Recruitment Reforms

Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) on Thursday announced the forthcoming state budget will include key changes to economic development programs that are expected to help secure a major jobs announcement in North Carolina in the coming months. Continue reading “Legislative Leaders Announce Economic Development, Job Recruitment Reforms”

Legislative Republicans Pledge Fifth Consecutive Teacher Pay Increase, Hail 19 Percent Average Teacher Raise Since 2014

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Tuesday affirmed legislative Republicans’ commitment to providing North Carolina public school teachers a fifth consecutive pay raise as part of the legislative short session slated to begin on Wednesday, May 16. Continue reading “Legislative Republicans Pledge Fifth Consecutive Teacher Pay Increase, Hail 19 Percent Average Teacher Raise Since 2014”

NPR’s Ari Shapiro and Speaker Tim Moore Talk Teacher Pay on ‘All Things Considered’

Raleigh, N.C.  – National Public Radio host Ari Shapiro and state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) discussed the legislature’s plans for a fifth consecutive teacher pay raise in North Carolina on Thursday for an education-focused episode of ‘All Things Considered’ set to air across the country next week. Continue reading “NPR’s Ari Shapiro and Speaker Tim Moore Talk Teacher Pay on ‘All Things Considered’”

5 Consecutive Pay Raises Lead Teacher Appreciation Agenda in North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C.  – Teachers in North Carolina will receive an average $4,412 raise between 2017 and 2019 as the state placed top-2 in the U.S. for fastest rising educator salaries twice over that period, part of a teacher appreciation agenda in the state General Assembly that delivered five consecutive pay raises to educators since 2014. Continue reading “5 Consecutive Pay Raises Lead Teacher Appreciation Agenda in North Carolina”

Republican Economic Plan Generates Fourth Consecutive Revenue Surplus

House and Senate Reach Agreement on Spending Target for 2018-19 Budget, Reject Cooper’s Call for Job-Killing Tax Increase

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislative leaders on Monday hailed the news that Republicans’ pro-growth economic policies have generated North Carolina’s fourth consecutive revenue surplus, $356.7 million this year, and an expected fifth consecutive revenue surplus of $276.5 million in 2018-19. Continue reading “Republican Economic Plan Generates Fourth Consecutive Revenue Surplus”