Legislators Share Updates from Hurricane Florence Briefing on Wednesday Afternoon

Officials stress updated trajectory has not changed operational preparation and “confidence in those forecasts is not high”

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislative leaders received a briefing on Hurricane Florence from representatives of the state Emergency Management Division and the Departments of Transportation, Public Safety, and Health and Human Services in a conference call held to update lawmakers at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Continue reading “Legislators Share Updates from Hurricane Florence Briefing on Wednesday Afternoon”

Fallen Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen Honored With Bridge Naming on Second Anniversary of Line-of-Duty Death

Speaker Tim Moore to file legislation in Brackeen’s honor strengthening penalties for assaulting law enforcement officers with a firearm

Shelby, N.C.  – The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) officially named the N.C. Highway 18 bridge at S. Lafayette Street in Shelby, N.C. after fallen city police Officer Tim Brackeen on Wednesday, honoring his sacrifice on the second anniversary of his line-of-duty shooting death in 2016.  Continue reading “Fallen Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen Honored With Bridge Naming on Second Anniversary of Line-of-Duty Death”

State Lawmakers Share Details of Hurricane Florence Briefing

N.C. Emergency Management Division Director Mike Sprayberry updated state legislators in a conference call at noon on Monday 

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislative leaders received a briefing from N.C. Emergency Management Division Director Mike Sprayberry on Monday at 12 p.m. and released details of the conference call to the public as preparations continue for Hurricane Florence. Continue reading “State Lawmakers Share Details of Hurricane Florence Briefing”

Speaker Appoints Subcommittee Members to Investigate Disaster Relief Delays and Pipeline Permit Fund

Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) appointed members to the Subcommittee on Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts and the Subcommittee on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Thursday, following a vote by the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations to authorize the oversight panels in August.  Continue reading “Speaker Appoints Subcommittee Members to Investigate Disaster Relief Delays and Pipeline Permit Fund”

Cooper & Liberal Groups Lose Legal Challenges to Constitutional Amendments

State Supreme Court rules the people will be heard on ballot referendums in November

Raleigh, N.C. – On Tuesday the state Supreme Court rejected attempts by Gov. Roy Cooper and his allied liberal activist groups to prevent North Carolinians from voting on statewide ballot referendums in the general election this November. Continue reading “Cooper & Liberal Groups Lose Legal Challenges to Constitutional Amendments”

N.C. Constitutional Amendments Unanimously Approved by State Court

Speaker urges Governor to drop litigation after court rejects his attempt to block referendums

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Friday following a three-judge panel’s unanimous decision to deny Governor Roy Cooper’s request to block ballot referendums from reaching voters: Continue reading “N.C. Constitutional Amendments Unanimously Approved by State Court”

“Liberal judges hijack redistricting to abet a Democratic House,” writes WSJ Board

Raleigh, N.C. – The editorial board at the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece on Friday decrying an activist federal court’s attempt to “enshrine a Democratic Congressional majority” by using “partisan judges to make political decisions instead of lawmakers elected by ‘the People’” of North Carolina. Continue reading ““Liberal judges hijack redistricting to abet a Democratic House,” writes WSJ Board”

N.C. Commission on Governmental Operations Authorizes Subcommittees on Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Hurricane Matthew

During hearing, Commission takes stock of projects with limited available information

 Next step: subcommittees with subpoena power, authority to enlist investigators

 Raleigh, N.C. – The Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations today held a hearing on the flailing Hurricane Matthew aid distribution and questionable Atlantic Coast Pipeline permitting transactions. The oversight activity follows months of inquiries on the topics by legislators and the press, most of which Governor Cooper ignored. Continue reading “N.C. Commission on Governmental Operations Authorizes Subcommittees on Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Hurricane Matthew”

N.C. House and Senate Elections Chairs Respond to Governor Cooper’s Latest Attempt to Take Away North Carolinians’ Right to Vote

Raleigh, NC:  Today, N.C. House Elections and Ethics Law Committee Chairman Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) and Senate Elections Committee Chairman Ralph Hise released a statement responding to the latest lawsuit filed by Gov. Roy Cooper to remove two constitutional amendment proposals from the ballot this fall, in his ongoing attempt to deprive North Carolinians of their right to vote on these amendments.  Continue reading “N.C. House and Senate Elections Chairs Respond to Governor Cooper’s Latest Attempt to Take Away North Carolinians’ Right to Vote”