Lawmakers Briefed on Florence’s Landfall and Flood Predictions on Friday Afternoon

Transportation Secretary Trogdon says flooding expected to stretch from the coast to Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislative leaders received a briefing on Hurricane Florence’s landfall from representatives of the state Emergency Management Division, Secretary Jim Trogdon of the state Department of Transportation and Secretary Mandy Cohen of the state Department of Health and Human Services at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.  Continue reading “Lawmakers Briefed on Florence’s Landfall and Flood Predictions on Friday Afternoon”

Florence’s Eyewall Makes Landfall in Southeastern North Carolina, Speaker Urges Residents to Remain Prepared

Storm’s growth and slower speed to combine for costly toll

Raleigh, N.C. – As Hurricane Florence made landfall in southeastern North Carolina, Friday morning brought grim new predictions from weather trackers about the impact of the now-Category 1 storm. Continue reading “Florence’s Eyewall Makes Landfall in Southeastern North Carolina, Speaker Urges Residents to Remain Prepared”

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”