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.
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell .2 percentage points to 4.9 percent in March, as the state added 111,111 working people since March 2016. Continue reading “Unemployment Drops in North Carolina, State Adds 111,111 Jobs Over Year”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger responded Friday to Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 68 Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement and House Bill 239 Reduce Court of Appeals to 12 Judges.
Newton, N.C. – Following its announcement of a $67 million manufacturing expansion in Catawba County this February, Corning, Inc. (NYSE:GLW) reached a billion-dollar deal this week to supply the type of optical cable and network infrastructure it will produce to Verizon, Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Continue reading “Catawba Manufacturer and Verizon Reach Billion Dollar Deal”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 68 BRIGHT Futures Act on Thursday by a 109-8 vote, approving legislation to connect rural residents of the state to broadband services and help underserved regions attract economic development opportunities of the 21st century. Continue reading “BRIGHT Futures Jobs Bill Passes House to Expand Digital Infrastructure in Rural NC”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina has set records for hotel occupancy and revenue while leading the United States in IT employment growth, according to recent industry reports and job announcements that show the state continues to undergo rapid economic growth. Continue reading “Hotel and Tech Jobs Growth Top Era of Economic Success in North Carolina”
Raleigh, N.C. – Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly will pass more tax cuts for middle-class families across the state this year, building on historic tax relief and reforms that have helped average and low-income earners keep more of their paychecks since 2013. Continue reading “More Tax Cuts Coming for Middle-Class North Carolinians in 2017”
Raleigh, N.C. – Tax cuts enacted by Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly will save middle class citizens hundreds of dollars in earnings this year compared to last decade under Democrat control, according to a release from Speaker Tim Moore’s office on Tax Day 2017. Continue reading “Middle-Class North Carolinians Save Hundreds in Era of Republican Tax Relief”
Raleigh, N.C. – Prior to serving as Speaker of the North Carolina House in an era of Republican tax relief, Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) voted against billions of dollars in higher sales tax enacted by Democrats last decade.
Democrats increased North Carolina’s sales taxes in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, costing North Carolina families billions over Moore’s objection in his first four terms: Continue reading “Speaker Moore Stood Up for Taxpayers, Voted Against Democrat Tax Increases”
Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation to provide workforce training and improve career readiness for students seeking jobs across North Carolina recently passed the House by a vote of 111-0. Continue reading “Jobs Legislation ‘Future Ready Students Act’ Passes House 111-0”