Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives approved legislation on Monday appropriating funds and establishing new protocols for the testing of sexual assault kits by the State Crime Lab and local law enforcement agencies. Continue reading “North Carolina House Approves Standing up for Rape Victims Act of 2019”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives again approved more than $67 million in state funding on Monday for school resource officers, threat assessment teams, mental health support personnel, and other priorities to strengthen security on K-12 campuses across the state currently blocked by the Governor’s budget veto. Continue reading “School Safety Funds Blocked by Veto of State Budget Approved by N.C. House”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina’s nonpartisan budget agencies released a revised revenue forecast last week projecting state tax collections would exceed predictions by $277 million over the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium. Continue reading “North Carolina’s Revenue Forecast Revised $277 Million Higher for 2019-2021”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives approved reforms to a new nonpartisan legislative map on Friday based on district lines randomly selected from computer generated plans of the state Democratic Party’s redistricting expert at a recent trial challenging those election boundaries. Continue reading “Bipartisan N.C. House Approves New Voting Lines after Randomly Selecting Nonpartisan Map from Democrats’ Redistricting Expert”
Raleigh, N.C. – The Washington Examiner published a piece on Thursday debunking fake news claims that North Carolina Democrats were attending commemorations for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks during a veto override vote, calling the false reports “a giant pile of trash.” Continue reading “ICYMI: “Bogus Report” of N.C. Democrats Attending Sept. 11 Ceremonies During Veto Override “A Giant Pile of Trash””
Raleigh, N.C. – Audio from a press conference held by North Carolina House Democratic Leader Darren Jackson (D-Wake) on the morning of September 11, 2019, proves his caucus was in private meetings about an upcoming redistricting committee and not at commemoration ceremonies, as is being falsely reported by fake news media outlets across the country.
The Office of House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a 15 second clip from the House Democratic Leader’s press conference held immediately following the veto override vote by the North Carolina House of Representatives to dispel outrageously fabricated stories that Democratic House members were attending commemorations.
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement on Friday remembering the “profound impact” of former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly I. Lake Jr., who passed away on Thursday. Continue reading “Speaker Moore Releases Statement Remembering Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr.’s “Profound Impact” on Justice System”
Raleigh, N.C. – The Office of House Speaker Tim Moore released a factual recap on Thursday of how the budget veto override unfolded this week to debunk outrageously false claims that House Republicans misled their Democratic colleagues about a no-vote session on Wednesday morning. Continue reading “The Facts: A True Recap of how the N.C. House Overrode the Budget Veto”
House Democrats say they were “drawing maps” during veto override
Raleigh, N.C. – State House leaders addressed members of the media on Wednesday about their successful override of the state budget to dispel demonstrably false claims by Democrats that they were told the regularly scheduled floor session would not include recorded votes. Continue reading “N.C. House Leaders Publicly Announced Recorded Votes Would be Held on Wednesday, Budget Veto Overridden”
Randomly selected map modeled by Democratic Party’s expert to consider incumbency as allowed by court ruling
“The partisan distribution of seats in plans under House Simulation Set 2 is nearly identical to the partisan distribution of House Simulation Set 1, which ignored incumbency protection,” Democrats’ expert wrote (p. 47)
Democratic Party expert’s report (p.47 – 49): “We are able to conclude with extremely high statistical certainty” that partisan outcomes under maps factoring incumbency are “nearly identical” to those that do not
Raleigh, N.C. – The state House Redistricting Committee this week moved to comply with a court order to redraw the General Assembly’s election boundaries by working from random computer-generated nonpartisan maps modeled by the Democratic Party’s expert witness in the trial challenging those districts. Continue reading “N.C. House Redistricting Committee to Work from Random Computer Generated Nonpartisan Maps of Democrats’ Expert”