Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina’s unemployment rate remained below the national average in August at 4.1 percent, dropping 0.9 percent from a year ago as the state added 69,738 jobs over that period. The national unemployment rate is 4.4 percent. Continue reading “N.C. Unemployment Remains Below National Average in August”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) has assigned oversight committee members and chairs for the legislative interim.
“Interim committees provide a crucial process for evaluating state government and developing solutions to the most pressing issues facing North Carolinians,” Moore said. Continue reading “Speaker Announces Interim Committee Appointments”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released their statewide education achievement report today before a meeting of the State Board of Education. The report showed that for the 12th consecutive year North Carolina has continued improving and the student graduation rate for 2016-17 was 86.5%.
“North Carolina’s school system continues to deliver a learning environment that encourages success and workplace preparedness for students. With more and more students graduating each year we know that incremental policy changes continue to have a positive impact for our students,” said North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore.
“With our student graduation rate now at 86.5% we will need to really focus our efforts to ensure student achievement can continue to rise in North Carolina. We look forward to continuing our work with Superintendent Mark Johnson to identify additional innovations to reduce achievement gaps across the state.”
The report also informed the State Board that North Carolina’s school grades have continued to climb, as the percentage of schools rated with A’s and B’s increased compared to a decrease in our schools rated with C’s, D’s, and F’s. This past session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation aimed to continue North Carolina on that path. That initiative, titled the North Carolina Innovation School District (ISD), will involve the collection of a select few schools across the state to be transferred into a statewide school district with the goal of driving student achievement and school-wide performance.
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore released a statement Friday on the news that Rep. Chris Millis (R-Pender) will resign from the General Assembly. Continue reading “Speaker Statement on Resignation of Representative Chris Millis”
Raleigh, N.C. – On Thursday the North Carolina House of Representatives approved local funding and administrative accountability measures to begin addressing the discharge of the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River. Continue reading “GenX Treatment & Transparency Proposal Approved by North Carolina House”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) announced appointments to the House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality Thursday, forming a new panel to investigate the discharge of the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River. Continue reading “Speaker Appoints Select Committee to Investigate GenX in Cape Fear River”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House Committee on Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House approved a proposal Wednesday to provide direct regional funding to address the GenX discharge in the Cape Fear River. Continue reading “House Committee Approves GenX Treatment, Transparency Proposal”
Raleigh, N.C. – Teachers starting their eleventh year in North Carolina public schools received a $10,380 pay raise since 2014, a 32% salary increase provided by the Republican-led General Assembly. Continue reading “$10,000 Raise Since 2014 for N.C. Teachers Starting 11th School Year”
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped again to 4.1 percent in July 2017, decreasing 0.1 percentage points and remaining below the national average of 4.3 percent. Continue reading “N.C. Unemployment Drops to 4.1%, Remains Below National Average”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced the joint legislative Environmental Review Commission (ERC) will convene at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at the New Hanover County Government Center to investigate the discharge of GenX in the Cape Fear River. Continue reading “Legislative Hearings on GenX Start Wednesday in Wilmington”