Legislative Leaders to Dismiss Lawsuit After Cooper’s Unconstitutional Attempt to Expand Obamacare Thwarted

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislative leaders announced Thursday they will dismiss their lawsuit to stop Gov. Roy Cooper from unconstitutionally expanding Obamacare, after receiving word from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that the governor has not followed through on his threats to do so. Continue reading “Legislative Leaders to Dismiss Lawsuit After Cooper’s Unconstitutional Attempt to Expand Obamacare Thwarted”

North Carolina Receives Four Top-Tier Economic Rankings in July 2017: Business, Bond Ratings, Startups and Budget Solvency

Raleigh, N.C. –  In July 2017 North Carolina received four national economic distinctions as the #1 state for starting a business in a study released July 3,  the #5 best state for business in CNBC rankings on July 11, one of only twelve states with a unanimous ‘AAA’ bond rating on July 6, and on July 11 was reported as the #5 state for budget solvency by a George Mason University Mercatus Center study. Continue reading “North Carolina Receives Four Top-Tier Economic Rankings in July 2017: Business, Bond Ratings, Startups and Budget Solvency”

North Carolina One of 12 States With Unanimous “AAA” Bond Rating

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell announced Thursday that the nation’s three major bond rating agencies  – Fitch, Moody’s and S&P – have all reaffirmed the state’s “AAA” bond rating, making North Carolina one of only 12 states to obtain a unanimous top-tier evaluation. Continue reading “North Carolina One of 12 States With Unanimous “AAA” Bond Rating”

Disaster Recovery Act of 2017 Approved by North Carolina House

Raleigh, N.C.  – The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to direct $100 million of disaster recovery funds in the state budget to aid Hurricane Matthew, tropical storm and wildfire recovery efforts spanning housing, infrastructure, agriculture, and education in communities across North Carolina.  Continue reading “Disaster Recovery Act of 2017 Approved by North Carolina House”

House Overrides Veto, Compares Cooper’s Claims to Reality  

Raleigh, N.C. –  The North Carolina House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto in a bipartisan vote Wednesday, enacting another round of middle-class tax cuts and a fourth consecutive teacher pay raise despite Cooper’s partisan rejection of the historic plan that includes a records savings reserve. Continue reading “House Overrides Veto, Compares Cooper’s Claims to Reality  “

Opioid Misuse Prevention Act Approved by General Assembly

Raleigh, N.C. –  The North Carolina House of Representatives approved a final version of House Bill 243 Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act on Tuesday, passing a comprehensive measure to address the opioid epidemic through smarter prescribing and labeling, better dispensing and stricter requirements for use of the state’s Controlled Substances Reporting System.
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