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Billions of state dollars for the Department of Transportation (DOT) were approved by the state House of Representatives last week as the legislature continues to fund state government priorities blocked by the Governor’s budget veto through stand-alone appropriations bills.  House Bill 100 DOT Budget for 2019-2021 Biennium received broad bipartisan support in the state House and…

Appropriations for North Carolina’s rural broadband grant program were approved again by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday to deliver critical internet connectivity funding blocked by the Governor’s budget veto.  House Bill 387 Growing G.R.E.A.T. provides funding for the General Assembly’s $150 million, ten-year commitment to the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT)…

“Conner’s Law,” an effort led by Rep. Brenden Jones, has been approved by the General Assembly and is heading to Governor Cooper’s desk. This bill ensures criminals who shoot at police officers will receive jail time and increases the death benefit paid to the families of fallen officers.  The bill was named after State Trooper…