Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House Committee on Higher Education approved legislation on Tuesday to reestablish the state’s Teaching Fellows program. The proposal would provide a student loan forgiveness program for educators in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects who commit to teaching in the state. Continue reading “Teaching Fellows Bill Passes House Committee on Higher Education”
Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives voted 109-4 on Thursday to increase penalties and enhance prosecution for gang members who commit crimes associated with criminal gang activity in North Carolina. Continue reading “North Carolina House Heightens Penalties for Gang Crimes”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House voted 74-44 and the Senate 32-15 this week to successfully override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 100, a bill to provide voters more information about the viewpoints and positions of the judges they elect. Continue reading “North Carolina General Assembly Overrides Governor’s Veto of Voter Information Bill”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives recognized the heroics of local firefighters on Thursday in a floor session statement thanking them for their brave service protecting citizens from a burning building in downtown Raleigh last week. Continue reading “North Carolina House Honors Raleigh Firefighters for Heroics in Downtown Blaze”
Raleigh, N.C. – A bipartisan proposal in the state House of Representatives to cap community college tuition for active-duty soldiers in North Carolina passed committee on Tuesday and would provide financial relief to members of the Armed Forces seeking higher education. Continue reading “House Bill Caps Community College Tuition for Active Duty Soldiers in North Carolina”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 7 Strengthen Savings Reserve this week. Continue reading “Saving for North Carolina’s Future – House Bill 7 Heads to Senate Committee”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Representative Jason Saine (R-Lincoln) joined state Superintendent Mark Johnson at a technology event in the General Assembly this week to encourage K-12 public school instruction in computer coding and robotics. Continue reading “Rep. Jason Saine and Superintendent Mark Johnson Encourage Coding in K-12 Schools”
Raleigh, N.C. – Leaders of the North Carolina House Finance Committee filed House Bill 356, the Tax Reduction Act of 2017 this week, proposing another package of tax cuts for families and businesses across the state. The legislation builds on historic tax relief and reforms in North Carolina that have stimulated the state’s rapid economic growth since 2013.
Continue reading “House Finance Leaders Propose ‘Tax Reduction Act of 2017’”
Raleigh, N.C. – Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union), Chairman of the North Carolina House Education K-12 Committee, is leading two major legislative efforts this March to improve public schools across the state.
Rep. Horn filed House Bill 339 North Carolina Teaching Fellows the same day House Bill 322 School Performance Grades, legislation he also sponsored, passed the North Carolina House by a vote of 116-2. Continue reading “House Education Chairman Proposes Teaching Fellows, Passes K-12 Performance Reform”