Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House gave bipartisan support to final passage of the state budget on Thursday, after Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) urged Gov. Roy Cooper to sign the budget and fulfill many of his own proposals including middle class tax relief, teacher raises and hurricane aid. Continue reading “Speaker and Senate Leader Urge Gov. Cooper to Sign Bipartisan Budget”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives gave bipartisan approval to the $23 billion state budget Wednesday that increases the state’s zero-tax bracket, raises teacher pay for the fourth consecutive year, provides disaster relief to communities hit by Hurricane Matthew and raises education spending by $700 million. Continue reading “Bipartisan Tax Reductions, Teacher Raises, Disaster Relief Approved by House”
Raleigh, N.C. – Recent state budgets passed by the North Carolina General Assembly have put the state on solid financial footing according to the latest study from the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO). Continue reading “Recent Budgets Produce Record Savings and Surplus Instead of Deficits and Debt”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina General Assembly’s 2017-2018 budget provides a fourth consecutive teacher pay raise, directs $700 million more to public education funding over two years, offers financial incentives for highly-qualified and veteran teachers, and supports additional STEM projects, special needs programs and low-performing schools. Continue reading “Education Budget Adds $700 Million, Raises Teacher & Principal Pay”
Raleigh, N.C. – Tax policy leaders in the North Carolina House of Representatives praised their final budget agreement with the state Senate Monday night, touting a substantial increase in the zero-tax bracket as well as a reduction of the personal income tax rate to 5.25%, the lowest rate in the Southeast among states that tax earnings. Continue reading “House Leaders Praise Tax Relief in State Budget”
Raleigh, N.C. – House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) joined Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) for a joint press conference Monday to announce details of the roughly $23 billion budget and tax relief agreement reached between the state House and Senate. Continue reading “North Carolina Budget Provides More Tax Relief, Teacher Pay Raises, Historic Savings”
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina’s unemployment rate tied its lowest level in 16 years in May, dropping 0.2 points to 4.5% according to figures released by the state Department of Commerce on Friday.
North Carolina had the country’s third-highest jobs increase in May, adding nearly 19,000 over the previous month. The state has added more than 69,000 jobs in the past year.
Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation to provide low-income students with surplus computers passed the North Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday, creating new opportunities for disadvantaged kids across the state to access digital resources and connect to online learning. Continue reading “Surplus Computers for Low-Income Students Approved by House”
Raleigh, N.C. – Key reforms to regulations facing businesses and state agencies passed the North Carolina House in a bipartisan vote of 94-19 on Thursday, maintaining House Republicans’ ongoing commitment to streamline and simplify the state’s rulemaking processes since 2011. Continue reading “Business and Agency Regulations Reformed in Bipartisan House Vote”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House Committee on Regulatory Reform approved additional reforms on Tuesday to streamline the state’s rulemaking process, simplify bureaucratic procedures and update government regulations facing citizens and businesses across the state. Continue reading “Regulatory and Rulemaking Reforms Approved by House Committee”