House Education Committee Unanimously Approves $1.9B School Construction Bond

 Funding formula provides 40% weight for low-wealth schools and a minimum of $10 million for every county

No matching funds would be required for counties that receive an allocation for low wealth or $10 million minimum adjustment

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House Committee on K-12 Education unanimously approved legislation on Tuesday proposing a $1.9 billion school construction bond for North Carolina voters to consider on the ballot in the March 2020 primary. Continue reading “House Education Committee Unanimously Approves $1.9B School Construction Bond”

Mandatory Jail Time for Firearm Assault on Law Enforcement Proposed in N.C. House

Legislation in memory of fallen Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen and North Carolina law enforcement officers wounded or killed

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation to require jail time for assaulting a law enforcement officer with a firearm was filed by state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) on Wednesday in honor of fallen Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2017. Continue reading “Mandatory Jail Time for Firearm Assault on Law Enforcement Proposed in N.C. House”

Judge Invalidates North Carolinians’ Voice on Voter ID, Speaker Moore Responds

Speaker Moore calls decision “outrageous” 

Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore responded to breaking news Friday evening that a Democrat trial judge in Wake County invalidated the voice of North Carolina voters who approved constitutional amendments for voter ID and a lower tax cap in November.   Continue reading “Judge Invalidates North Carolinians’ Voice on Voter ID, Speaker Moore Responds”

Teacher Serving in N.C. House Headlines Education Bond Forum in Wilkes County

Ferguson, N.C. – State Representative Jeffrey Elmore (R-Wilkes), a public school teacher serving his fourth term in the North Carolina General Assembly, will join Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) for a school bond forum at Mt. Pleasant Elementary in Ferguson, N.C. at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019.  Continue reading “Teacher Serving in N.C. House Headlines Education Bond Forum in Wilkes County”

N.C. Consensus Revenue Forecast is $150M Surplus, Solid Employment & Wage Growth

Raleigh, N.C. – A $150 million revenue surplus and “solid employment as well as individual wage growth” represent the consensus revenue forecast of North Carolina’s Fiscal Research Division and Office of Budget and Management for the 2019-2020 biennium released on Wednesday.  Continue reading “N.C. Consensus Revenue Forecast is $150M Surplus, Solid Employment & Wage Growth”