Mandatory Jail Time for Firearm Assault on N.C. Law Enforcement Gets Final Approval

Legislation filed in honor of fallen Shelby K-9 Police Officer Tim Brackeen and all public servants risking their lives in the line of duty

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation filed by state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) to require jail time for assaulting law enforcement officers with a firearm became law in North Carolina on Thursday in honor of fallen Shelby K-9 Police Officer Tim Brackeen. Continue reading “Mandatory Jail Time for Firearm Assault on N.C. Law Enforcement Gets Final Approval”

As Gov. Cooper Blocks Bipartisan Budget, N.C. House Approves New Spending Bill

“The people paid for this budget and they need funds now.”

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives approved new legislation Wednesday to meet state funding requirements for immediate needs like Medicaid transformation and infrastructure spending as Gov. Roy Cooper continues to obstruct the bipartisan spending plan approved by the North Carolina General Assembly.  Continue reading “As Gov. Cooper Blocks Bipartisan Budget, N.C. House Approves New Spending Bill”

Veto Blocks Bipartisan N.C. Budget Funds for Disaster Relief, Pay Raises, Public Safety, School Construction

Governor Cooper to veto a $24 billion budget in less than 24 hours

Governor says he will “study this budget in detail next week,” after a veto

Raleigh, N.C. – Budget funds for disaster relief efforts, pay raises for state employees and teachers, and historic school construction investments will be blocked by Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto Friday, less than 24 hours after the General Assembly approved the $24 billion spending plan. Continue reading “Veto Blocks Bipartisan N.C. Budget Funds for Disaster Relief, Pay Raises, Public Safety, School Construction”

N.C. House Redistricting Leader Responds to General Assembly Victory at U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court rules partisan redistricting is nonjusticiable, notes Framers deliberately gave redistricting authority to state legislators

Raleigh, N.C. – State House Redistricting Committee Chairman David Lewis (R-Harnett) responded Thursday to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that partisan redistricting issues are nonjusticiable, a decision upholding the North Carolina General Assembly’s constitutional authority to create Congressional districts. Continue reading “N.C. House Redistricting Leader Responds to General Assembly Victory at U.S. Supreme Court”

“Student-Centered” Budget Passes First Vote in N.C. House as Public Employees Support Higher Pay Plan

Raleigh, N.C. – A $24 billion compromise state budget proposal that provides pay raises supported by the State Employees Association of North Carolina and injects billions of dollars into school construction passed the first of two votes in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday. Continue reading ““Student-Centered” Budget Passes First Vote in N.C. House as Public Employees Support Higher Pay Plan”