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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…

Since 2011 Republican leadership has made it a priority to let individuals thrive. From cutting taxes to cutting red tape, House Republicans have delivered on that promise. Senate Bill 553, the Regulatory Reform Act of 2019, continues the Republican commitment to improving communities throughout the state. Like clockwork, when House Republicans introduce measures to make…

A decade ago Democratic leadership’s shell game of robbing Peter to pay Paul left regular North Carolinians on the hook for their mistakes. Educators were furloughed, teacher pay was frozen, and school construction ground to a halt. Ten years later House Republican leadership’s responsible budgeting and planning has improved our education system for both students…

From record unemployment to countless magazines naming North Carolina as one of the best places to work and live, every day we see the proof that Republican-led tax reform are working. Yesterday, we saw even more evidence that our policies are working. “Extraordinary growth” in year-over-year final tax payments during April means the state ultimately…

Perhaps a financial literacy course would have helped keep these millennials from digging themselves into debt.  To help address this growing problem, Republicans Rep. Craig Horn, Rep. John Szoka, and Rep. Jon Hardister joined with Democrat Rep. Derwin Montgomery to file House Bill 433: Economics & Financial Literacy Act.  This legislation will require completion of…