Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina General Assembly’s 2017-2018 budget provides a fourth consecutive teacher pay raise, directs $700 million more to public education funding over two years, offers financial incentives for highly-qualified and veteran teachers, and supports additional STEM projects, special needs programs and low-performing schools. Continue reading “Education Budget Adds $700 Million, Raises Teacher & Principal Pay”
Raleigh, N.C. – Tax policy leaders in the North Carolina House of Representatives praised their final budget agreement with the state Senate Monday night, touting a substantial increase in the zero-tax bracket as well as a reduction of the personal income tax rate to 5.25%, the lowest rate in the Southeast among states that tax earnings. Continue reading “House Leaders Praise Tax Relief in State Budget”
Raleigh, N.C. – House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) joined Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) for a joint press conference Monday to announce details of the roughly $23 billion budget and tax relief agreement reached between the state House and Senate. Continue reading “North Carolina Budget Provides More Tax Relief, Teacher Pay Raises, Historic Savings”
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina’s unemployment rate tied its lowest level in 16 years in May, dropping 0.2 points to 4.5% according to figures released by the state Department of Commerce on Friday.
North Carolina had the country’s third-highest jobs increase in May, adding nearly 19,000 over the previous month. The state has added more than 69,000 jobs in the past year.
Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation to provide low-income students with surplus computers passed the North Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday, creating new opportunities for disadvantaged kids across the state to access digital resources and connect to online learning. Continue reading “Surplus Computers for Low-Income Students Approved by House”
Raleigh, N.C. – Key reforms to regulations facing businesses and state agencies passed the North Carolina House in a bipartisan vote of 94-19 on Thursday, maintaining House Republicans’ ongoing commitment to streamline and simplify the state’s rulemaking processes since 2011. Continue reading “Business and Agency Regulations Reformed in Bipartisan House Vote”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House Committee on Regulatory Reform approved additional reforms on Tuesday to streamline the state’s rulemaking process, simplify bureaucratic procedures and update government regulations facing citizens and businesses across the state. Continue reading “Regulatory and Rulemaking Reforms Approved by House Committee”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) congratulated Norman E. (Ned) Sharpless, MD, director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, for his impending appointment as the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) director by President Donald J. Trump. Continue reading “Speaker Moore Congratulates UNC’s Sharpless on Appointment to Lead NCI”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Thursday rejecting Gov. Roy Cooper’s invalid and unconstitutional call for a special session: Continue reading “Speaker Rejects Invalid Call for Special Session”
Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation proposing balanced and comprehensive reform to North Carolina’s energy policies was approved in a bipartisan 108-11 vote of the state House on Wednesday. Continue reading “Balanced Energy Bill Approved in Bipartisan Vote of North Carolina House”