Highway Storm Recovery Act Approved by North Carolina General Assembly

State’s rainy day fund provides immediate cash flow for road recovery needs

Raleigh, N.C. – The state General Assembly approved an additional $90 million of road construction funds to meet disaster recovery needs for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) this week that will operate as a cash flow loan while the state awaits federal reimbursement.  Continue reading “Highway Storm Recovery Act Approved by North Carolina General Assembly”

N.C. House Elections Chairs Respond to Firing of Kim Strach from Elections Board

Raleigh, N.C. – The co-chairs of the North Carolina House Elections Committee responded Monday to the firing of Executive Director Kim Strach from the State Board of Elections. Rep. Holly Grange (R-New Hanover) and Rep. Destin Hall (R-Caldwell) issued the following joint statement: Continue reading “N.C. House Elections Chairs Respond to Firing of Kim Strach from Elections Board”

Estimated $700M Surplus Results from N.C. Republican Tax Reforms and Budgets

Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget director issued false shortfall prediction in June 2017 that was wrong by over $1 billion

Raleigh, N.C. – The chief economist of the North Carolina General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division advised state lawmakers of “extraordinary growth” in tax payments on Monday indicating an estimated revenue surplus of more than $700 million. Continue reading “Estimated $700M Surplus Results from N.C. Republican Tax Reforms and Budgets”

Budget Approved by N.C. House Prioritizes Pay Raises, School Safety, Infrastructure

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives approved a $23.9 billion budget proposal on Friday that provides pay raises for educators and state employees, appropriates over $60 million for school safety initiatives, and invests heavily in the State Capital Infrastructure Fund.   Continue reading “Budget Approved by N.C. House Prioritizes Pay Raises, School Safety, Infrastructure”

Text Message Solicitations Added to Truth in Caller ID Act Passed by N.C. House  

Bill sponsored by House Speaker Tim Moore prohibits misleading phone numbers on caller ID 

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives added  prohibitions on caller ID spoofing to text message solicitations in the Truth in Caller ID Act approved by a unanimous vote of the chamber on Friday.  Continue reading “Text Message Solicitations Added to Truth in Caller ID Act Passed by N.C. House  “

Seventh Consecutive Teacher Pay Raise Proposed in North Carolina House Budget  

Veteran teachers receive largest benefits of two-year salary increase plan

Top state teacher salary would increase to $60,500, estimated average salary would increase to $55,600

Raleigh, N.C. – A sixth and seventh consecutive pay raise for North Carolina teachers will be included in the 2019-2020 state budget proposal moving through the state House of Representatives this week.   Continue reading “Seventh Consecutive Teacher Pay Raise Proposed in North Carolina House Budget  “

Tax Reform Continues in North Carolina House Budget Proposal

Income tax relief for families, franchise tax relief for businesses

Budget modernizes sales tax in response to Wayfair ruling on online sales

Extends historic tax credits and implements market based sourcing

Raleigh, N.C. – Another increase in North Carolina’s zero-tax bracket for working families is proposed in the state House of Representatives’ budget released Monday, maintaining the Republican-led legislature’s commitment to more than tripling the standard deduction since 2014 to help low-income earners keep more money in their paychecks. Continue reading “Tax Reform Continues in North Carolina House Budget Proposal”

Statement from Born Alive Bill Sponsors on Governor Cooper’s Veto

Raleigh, N.C. – Senator Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth) and Representative Pat McElraft (R-Carteret) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:

“Caring for a living, breathing, newborn infant is too restrictive for Governor Cooper’s radical abortion agenda.”  We thought Democrats would agree that children born alive should be separate from the abortion debate, but it’s clear that they want the ‘right to choose’ to even extend past birth. This is a sad day for North Carolina.”

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