Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) addressed developing issues in North Carolina on UNC-TV this weekend, calling for economic growth to begin again in the state’s economy and public schools to open for students this Fall.
Speaker Moore discussed the legislature’s successful efforts to distribute billions of COVID-19 relief dollars to North Carolina communities, but said he was disappointed that bipartisan bills allowing small businesses to operate with safeguards in place did not gain enough support to become law.
“We need to make sure what we are doing is consistent with businesses, and I think the Governor, perhaps well-meaning, has made bad calls and bad decisions, and simply is picking winners and losers,” Speaker Moore said on UNC-TV.
Speaker Moore said North Carolina’s education systems must prioritize students returning to in-classroom instructions this Fall, and said the legislature provided resources to help public school communities operate safely.
“I believe we need to do all we can to make sure kids are back in school this Fall,” Speaker Moore said, noting “We need to make sure it’s done safely, we need to make sure there are the proper protocols in place.”
“A national board of pediatricians recently issued guidance saying the best thing we can do would be to send kids back to school this Fall, and I really hope that happens.”
Raleigh, N.C. – Churches in North Carolina were denied 2nd amendment protections by House Democrats in the General Assembly this week who switched their votes to support the Governor’s veto after originally supporting the protections.
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives acted to allow establishments that are currently shuttered because of the Governor’s executive orders to delay paying ABC permit renewal fees until 90 days after they’re allowed to operate.
Raleigh, N.C. – This week Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a bill to protect the 2nd amendment rights of religious worshipers that has more than enough bipartisan support in the North Carolina General Assembly for a veto override.
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Thursday to Governor Cooper’s veto of legislation requiring agreement from a majority of the Council of State for business closures and bills allowing thousands of small businesses to safely operate.
Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation requiring Governor Roy Cooper to obtain Council of State approval before imposing additional restrictions and prohibitions on North Carolinians passed the General Assembly last week.
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives adjourned its 2020 Legislative short session on Friday after keeping its promises to issue immediate COVID-19 relief, invest in core taxpayer priorities, and prepare for an uncertain financial future by maintaining the state’s AAA credit ratings.