Pay Raises and Disaster Relief Delivered to North Carolinians Over Cooper Veto

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives voted to override a budget veto by Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday, delivering pay raises for teachers, law enforcement officers and most state employees, $60 million in disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Matthew, a record savings reserve, and tax relief for families and businesses in North Carolina. Continue reading “Pay Raises and Disaster Relief Delivered to North Carolinians Over Cooper Veto”

Voter ID Constitutional Amendment Sponsored by N.C. Speaker Moore

Raleigh, N.C. – A proposed constitutional amendment allowing citizens to determine whether to strengthen election security in North Carolina by requiring photo identification to vote was filed by state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) on Thursday and primary sponsored by fellow Reps. David Lewis (R-Harnett), Michele Presnell (R-Yancey), and John Sauls (R-Lee). Continue reading “Voter ID Constitutional Amendment Sponsored by N.C. Speaker Moore”

Legislative Leaders Urge Gov. Cooper to Sign State Budget

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a joint statement Wednesday urging Gov. Roy Cooper to sign the roughly $23.9 billion state budget recently passed by the General Assembly that will deliver a fifth consecutive teacher pay raise while providing major tax relief to hardworking families and job-creating businesses:

“Gov. Cooper and his colleagues have yet to give North Carolinians a good reason not to support the budget passed by the General Assembly other than it isn’t the governor’s own- despite the fact that his proposal would saddle our state with a half billion dollar budget deficit in 2019-2020.”

“It’s time for Gov. Cooper to dispense with the charade that his budget proposal is anything more than an unserious political document. He needs to either sign the budget that is currently before him or explain who else’s taxes he will raise or which 7,020 teachers he will lay off to pay for his own plan’s half billion dollar budget hole.”

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N.C. Speaker Recognized for Removing Cost Barrier to College Credit for Students

Raleigh, N.C. – Students from East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte recently presented state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) with an Advanced Placement Policy Leadership Award for removing a cost barrier to college credit for tens of thousands of students in North Carolina. Continue reading “N.C. Speaker Recognized for Removing Cost Barrier to College Credit for Students”