Speaker Moore Thanks Teachers, Reaffirms ‘Teacher Appreciation Agenda’ in NC

Raleigh, N.C. –  In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Monday thanking educators and reaffirming the General Assembly’s commitment to continue raising  teacher salaries statewide in the 2017 legislative budget: Continue reading “Speaker Moore Thanks Teachers, Reaffirms ‘Teacher Appreciation Agenda’ in NC”

UNC National Champions Celebrated in Joint Session of General Assembly

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives welcomed players and coaches from the 2017 NCAA Men’s National Championship team on Wednesday, hosting a joint session with the state senate to recognize the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels for their historic title run this season. Continue reading “UNC National Champions Celebrated in Joint Session of General Assembly”

Statement on Passing of Reporter Mark Binker

 Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore released a statement Sunday on the passing of reporter Mark Binker:

“Mark had the sharpest wit in the Capitol Press Corps and a knack for giving his readers a real inside look at the legislature,” said House Speaker Tim Moore.  “In many ways he represented the very best of North Carolina, and no one knew or covered the General Assembly better than Mark Binker.”

“Mark will be greatly missed and remembered as one of the best capitol beat reporters the state ever had.  I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing and extend my fullest sympathies to his family on behalf of the House of Representatives.”   

Class Size Compromise Gives Schools Flexibility to Spend Increased Funding

 Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives agreed to a class size compromise this week that provides further flexibility in how public schools set class sizes and spend hundreds of millions in increased education funding provided by Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly since 2012. Continue reading “Class Size Compromise Gives Schools Flexibility to Spend Increased Funding”