Safely Open Schools and Grow the Economy: Speaker Moore Talks Priorities for North Carolina on UNC-TV

Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) addressed developing issues in North Carolina on UNC-TV this weekend, calling for economic growth to begin again in the state’s economy and public schools to open for students this Fall.

Speaker Moore discussed the legislature’s successful efforts to distribute billions of COVID-19 relief dollars to North Carolina communities, but said he was disappointed that bipartisan bills allowing small businesses to operate with safeguards in place did not gain enough support to become law.
“We need to make sure what we are doing is consistent with businesses, and I think the Governor, perhaps well-meaning, has made bad calls and bad decisions, and simply is picking winners and losers,” Speaker Moore said on UNC-TV.
Speaker Moore said North Carolina’s education systems must prioritize students returning to in-classroom instructions this Fall, and said the legislature provided resources to help public school communities operate safely.
“I believe we need to do all we can to make sure kids are back in school this Fall,” Speaker Moore said, noting “We need to make sure it’s done safely, we need to make sure there are the proper protocols in place.”
“A national board of pediatricians recently issued guidance saying the best thing we can do would be to send kids back to school this Fall, and I really hope that happens.”