Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation to reduce the threshold amount for the North Carolina medical and dental expense deduction from 10% to 7.5% for the 2019 and 2020 taxable years passed the state House of Representatives on Tuesday by a 118-0 vote. Continue reading “Tax Bill Approved by N.C. House Saves Taxpayers $18 Million With Increased Medical Expense Deductions”
Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday to increase the amount of scholarship funds available to children of wartime veterans attending a higher education institution in North Carolina. Continue reading “N.C. House Approves Additional Scholarship Funds for Families of Military Veterans”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Tuesday after state Senate Democrats voted down a pay raise for public school teachers in every county. Continue reading “N.C. Speaker Responds to Democrats Voting Down Teacher Pay Raises”
Raleigh, N.C. – State lawmakers requested an immediate stay of an injunction blocking voter ID in North Carolina on Friday, and asked a federal court to let the General Assembly leaders who approved and support the voter ID law to defend it in court. Continue reading “N.C. Lawmakers Ask Court to Reinstate Voter ID, Allow Free IDs, and Let Them Defend the Law they Passed “
Raleigh, N.C. – Job figures released Friday by the state Department of Commerce show the number of people employed in North Carolina increased by 124,001 from November 2018 to November 2019. Continue reading “North Carolina Adds 124,000 Jobs in a Year”
Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) quoted from court filings by Attorney General Josh Stein in a letter to Governor Roy Cooper and Chairman Damon Circosta of the State Board of Elections (SBOE) on Thursday urging immediate appeal of a federal judge’s preliminary injunction granted in NAACP v. Cooper that is blocking the state’s voter ID law from taking effect in 2020. Continue reading “Speaker Moore Cites AG Stein’s Briefs Urging Governor and Elections Board to Appeal Voter ID Injunction”
“We are experiencing more growth than New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan combined.”
Raleigh, N.C. – The 2010s produced a remarkable turnaround for North Carolina’s economy and education systems under Republican leadership in the General Assembly, as the state earned three consecutive ‘Best State for Business’ rankings from Forbes and made historic education accomplishments like providing the third-fastest rising teacher pay in the nation according to the National Education Association. Continue reading “Ten Key Reforms of the 2010s Transforming North Carolina”
Raleigh, N.C. – Attorneys representing North Carolina lawmakers urged the state Department of Justice on Monday to immediately seek a stay of a federal judge’s recent injunction blocking a voter ID requirement from taking effect for the state’s 2020 elections. Continue reading “N.C. Lawmakers Urge Justice Department to Seek Immediate Stay of Voter ID Injunction”
Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Friday to a federal court’s decision to block North Carolina’s voter ID law from taking effect for the 2020 elections.
“This last-minute attempt by an activist federal judge to overturn the will of North Carolina voters must be immediately appealed by the Governor’s Board of Elections,” Speaker Moore said.
“To issue an injunction against one of the nation’s most lenient voter ID laws – which 34 states already have – without providing an opinion is an outrageous affront to due process, the rights of North Carolina voters, and the rule of law.”
Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Wednesday to the sham political impeachment of President Donald Trump, joining bipartisan opposition in Congress to a “previously inconceivable yet readily present abuse of power happening right now in our nation’s capital.” Continue reading “N.C. House Speaker Responds to Sham Political Impeachment of President Trump”