Speaker Moore to File and Support Second Public Education Bond for North Carolina

Moore to file a $1.9 billion public education bond bill in 2019 and travel the state to gather support for school capital investment   

Proposal would provide $1.3 billion for K-12 capital construction needs, State Superintendent Mark Johnson offers support for proposal

Additional $300 million would be granted for UNC institutions as well as $300 million for community college facility needs

Raleigh, N.C. – Following his nomination for a third term as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives this week, Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) said he would file legislation and travel the state in 2019 to support the legislature’s second public education bond in three years. Continue reading “Speaker Moore to File and Support Second Public Education Bond for North Carolina”

Speaker Tim Moore Reelected to Third Term by Acclamation of N.C. House Majority

Raleigh, N.C. – The incoming Republican majority of the North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously reelected Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) by acclamation on Wednesday to a third term as the presiding officer of the chamber in the 2019-2020 legislative biennium. Continue reading “Speaker Tim Moore Reelected to Third Term by Acclamation of N.C. House Majority”

Legislature Gives Governor Partisan Control of N.C. Elections Board as Required by Court Decision  

Allows a new primary in 9th Congressional District if state board orders new election

Reforms absentee ballot rules in response to alleged voter fraud in Bladen County

Voter ID will not be required in any new election ordered from a 2018 contest

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina General Assembly approved legislation Wednesday that would grant Governor Roy Cooper partisan control of the State Board of Elections following a series of lawsuits by the executive branch opposing a Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement. Continue reading “Legislature Gives Governor Partisan Control of N.C. Elections Board as Required by Court Decision  “

Absentee Ballots Included in Bipartisan Voter ID Bill Approved by N.C. House

State Board of Elections would establish absentee voter ID rules by 2020

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives approved bipartisan enabling legislation on Wednesday to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters that requires a photo ID to participate in North Carolina elections.  Lawmakers included absentee ballots in the proposal. Continue reading “Absentee Ballots Included in Bipartisan Voter ID Bill Approved by N.C. House”

N.C. General Assembly Leaders Thank Voters for Strong Support of Republicans, Constitutional Amendments

Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) released a statement following election returns indicating Republicans would return a strong majority to both the North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate. Continue reading “N.C. General Assembly Leaders Thank Voters for Strong Support of Republicans, Constitutional Amendments”

New N.C. Lottery Fund Commits $2 Billion to Needs-Based School Construction Over 10 Years

Raleigh, N.C. – A needs-based capital grant program created in the 2017-18 state budget passed by Republican lawmakers will provide an additional $2.1 billion in lottery funds for school construction in high-need North Carolina counties over the next 10 years. Continue reading “New N.C. Lottery Fund Commits $2 Billion to Needs-Based School Construction Over 10 Years”

N.C. House Leaders Hail High Elections Turnout After Nearly Doubling Early Voting Hours Since 2010

State has tripled Sunday voting hours, nearly doubled total early voting hours, and increased weekend voting hours by 66% since 2010 

Raleigh, N.C. – Leaders of the North Carolina House of Representatives hailed impressive early election turnout in the 2018 midterms after the state more than tripled Sunday voting hours and nearly doubled total early voting hours offered to citizens statewide since 2010.  Continue reading “N.C. House Leaders Hail High Elections Turnout After Nearly Doubling Early Voting Hours Since 2010”

Millions of North Carolina Drivers to be Exempt from Emissions Inspection Fees

Raleigh, N.C. – In December millions of North Carolina drivers across 26 counties will get relief from paying vehicle inspection fees for annual emissions testing after air quality improvements led state legislators to seek federal exemptions from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Continue reading “Millions of North Carolina Drivers to be Exempt from Emissions Inspection Fees”