Historic Tax Relief and Investments Pass House 82-34 in Bipartisan Budget

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives voted 82-34 to support historic tax relief and state government investments on Thursday, approving a bipartisan 2017 budget that proposes record savings in the state’s rainy day reserves, a fourth consecutive year of teacher pay raises and an increased zero-tax bracket three times higher than last decade.  Continue reading “Historic Tax Relief and Investments Pass House 82-34 in Bipartisan Budget”

Unanimous Judicial Panel Quickly Dismisses Cooper’s Lawsuit Against Bipartisan Elections, Ethics Board

Raleigh, N.C. – Just hours after hearing arguments, a unanimous three-judge North Carolina Superior Court panel on Thursday quickly dismissed Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest attempt to block a law creating a bipartisan state elections and ethics enforcement board. Continue reading “Unanimous Judicial Panel Quickly Dismisses Cooper’s Lawsuit Against Bipartisan Elections, Ethics Board”

House Budget Committee Approves Historic Spending Plan

 Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House Appropriations Committee approved a 2017-2018 budget proposal on Wednesday that raises teacher pay for the fourth consecutive year, eliminates the waiting list for Pre-K students statewide, cuts taxes for low-income and middle class families and makes historic commitments to the state’s savings reserve. Continue reading “House Budget Committee Approves Historic Spending Plan”

House Maintains Middle Class, Business Tax Relief in Budget Proposal

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House Finance Committee passed a tax relief-and-reform plan into its state budget proposal on Tuesday, offering average and low-income families an increase in the standard deduction while lowering the cost of doing business to build on the state’s pro-jobs environment and continue encouraging rapid economic growth.

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House Supports Successful Investment Strategies in 2017-2018 Budget

 Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives released highlights of its balanced budget proposal for the 2017-2018 biennium on Thursday, submitting a plan that supports successful government investment strategies contributing to revenue surpluses, rainy day reserves, rapid economic and population growth this decade. Continue reading “House Supports Successful Investment Strategies in 2017-2018 Budget”

Speaker Moore Thanks Teachers, Reaffirms ‘Teacher Appreciation Agenda’ in NC

Raleigh, N.C. –  In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Monday thanking educators and reaffirming the General Assembly’s commitment to continue raising  teacher salaries statewide in the 2017 legislative budget: Continue reading “Speaker Moore Thanks Teachers, Reaffirms ‘Teacher Appreciation Agenda’ in NC”