N.C. Teacher Pay Raises Vetoed Again by Gov. Cooper

Raleigh, N.C. – Though North Carolina has passed 18 states in national teacher pay rankings since 2014 after five consecutive raises from the Republican-led General Assembly that produced the third-fastest rising educator salaries in the nation, Gov. Cooper announced Friday he would block additional take-home pay increases for public school teachers. Continue reading “N.C. Teacher Pay Raises Vetoed Again by Gov. Cooper”

After Vetoing Voter ID, Gov. Cooper Vetoes Removal of Foreign Citizens From Election Rolls

Raleigh, N.C. – Lawmakers responded Wednesday to Gov. Roy Cooper vetoing legislation to remove foreign citizens from voting rolls in North Carolina, noting his radical opposition to the commonsense requirement and his effort to block voter ID threaten the integrity of the state’s election systems. Continue reading “After Vetoing Voter ID, Gov. Cooper Vetoes Removal of Foreign Citizens From Election Rolls”

Storm Recovery Act of 2019 Approved by N.C. House With $280 Million for Further Hurricane Relief

Raleigh, N.C. – State lawmakers in the North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation to provide $280 million of additional disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Dorian and other recent severe storms this week. Continue reading “Storm Recovery Act of 2019 Approved by N.C. House With $280 Million for Further Hurricane Relief”

Tax Relief for N.C. Working Families and Businesses Approved by State House of Representatives

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives approved legislation on Thursday to increase the zero-tax bracket for working families and reduce the franchise tax on businesses, reforms that build on North Carolina’s boom decade of economic success amid pro-growth Republican policies.  Continue reading “Tax Relief for N.C. Working Families and Businesses Approved by State House of Representatives”

N.C. Elections Funding, Absentee Ballot Security, and Early Voting Additions Approved by General Assembly

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation funding operations of the State Board of Elections, further securing absentee ballot voting, and adding another day to North Carolina’s early voting schedule was approved by the state General Assembly on Tuesday by a 111-1 vote. Continue reading “N.C. Elections Funding, Absentee Ballot Security, and Early Voting Additions Approved by General Assembly”