Preview: N.C. General Assembly to Vote on Bipartisan Hurricane Florence Response Package and Return Next Week

Expedited action to be quickest storm response in recent memory  

Legislature to consider bipartisan solutions to post-disaster needs, prepare state budget for federal aid infusion

Raleigh, N.C. – On Tuesday the North Carolina General Assembly will consider an expedited Hurricane Florence relief package, the quickest emergency response to a major disaster in recent memory. Legislators will vote on a bipartisan package of solutions to immediate needs as they prepare to pass North Carolina’s fourth major disaster response appropriation since 2016. Continue reading “Preview: N.C. General Assembly to Vote on Bipartisan Hurricane Florence Response Package and Return Next Week”

School Safety Committee Speakers Set for Friday Hearing in Cleveland County

Shelby, N.C. – The North Carolina House Select Committee on School Safety will receive presentations from state Superintendent Mark Johnson, Center for Safer Schools Director Kym Martin, and local education and law enforcement officials in Cleveland County at its legislative hearing in Shelby, N.C. this Friday.

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N.C. Legislature to Convene October 2 for Hurricane Florence Relief Session

Considering  accommodations for school calendars, educator pay, sales tax deadlines, and federal relief funding

Preparing to pass fourth disaster relief funding package since 2016

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina General Assembly will convene Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to begin considering disaster relief legislation to support victims of Hurricane Florence. Continue reading “N.C. Legislature to Convene October 2 for Hurricane Florence Relief Session”

N.C. Education Leaders Announce Relief Plans for Schools Affected by Florence

Wilmington, N.C. – North Carolina Senate Education Committee co-chair Michael Lee (R-New Hanover) and state House Education Committee co-chair Craig Horn (R-Union) held a press conference Monday to announce plans to introduce legislation at an upcoming special session to provide relief to school systems and teachers affected by Hurricane Florence. Continue reading “N.C. Education Leaders Announce Relief Plans for Schools Affected by Florence”

Speaker Continues Florence Flood Assessments With N.C. Legislators

Tour includes Anson, Bladen, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Lee, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Union, and Wayne counties

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) continued conducting assessments of Florence’s devastation with state legislators and local officials across North Carolina on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Continue reading “Speaker Continues Florence Flood Assessments With N.C. Legislators”

Over 1,100 N.C. Roads Remain Closed, Lawmakers Hear in Florence Briefing

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina lawmakers received another update on the impacts of Hurricane Florence on Tuesday from Secretary Mandy Cohen of the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and officials from the Emergency Management Division (EMD) and Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Continue reading “Over 1,100 N.C. Roads Remain Closed, Lawmakers Hear in Florence Briefing”

Speaker Continues Tours of Florence Damage, Discusses Legislative Relief

Expresses support for waiving missed school days, tapping record reserve

Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) continued touring eastern North Carolina on Tuesday to assess the damage of Hurricane Florence with state officials and colleagues from the North Carolina House of Representatives.   Continue reading “Speaker Continues Tours of Florence Damage, Discusses Legislative Relief”