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Rep. Jeffrey Elmore, the only public school teacher currently serving in the North Carolina Legislature, expressed his disappointment today after hearing reports that a local after school organization had to layoff their executive director and other key roles because of budget shortfalls.  The organization, Communities in Schools of Northwest North Carolina, has been a staple…

Raleigh, NC – Members of the North Carolina Republican House Caucus released a statement regarding the passing of Rep. Linda Johnson. “Rep. Johnson’s career was one marked by significant achievements and accomplishments that impacted every North Carolinian, but what she was most proud of was the work she did to improve the lives of her…

Last week, the North Carolina Department of Commerce released their jobs figures for the 2019 jobs cycle. The results confirm what we already know: The Republican-led reforms of our business climate are working. From December 2018 – December 2019, the number of employed North Carolinians increased by 137,509. The unemployment rate held strong at 3.7%,…

The state House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday to increase the amount of scholarship funds available to children of wartime veterans attending a higher education institution in North Carolina. Senate Bill 560 Scholarships for Children of Wartime Veterans provides $2.4 million in additional, annually recurring funds for room and tuition expenses to students receiving a…

Though North Carolina has passed 18 states in national teacher pay rankings since 2014 after five consecutive raises from the Republican-led General Assembly that produced the third-fastest rising educator salaries in the nation, Gov. Cooper announced Friday he would block additional take-home pay increases for public school teachers. Teachers have received a nearly 20% salary…

Gov. Roy Cooper’s radical opposition to commonsense measures to secure our election process continued this week with a veto of legislation to remove foreign citizens from election rolls. Nineteen foreign nationals were charged in 2018 for voting unlawfully in North Carolina.  Multiple defendants voted in more than one election.  Senate Bill 250 Remove Foreign Citizens from Voting…

Smart reforms and support for individuals and businesses passed by House Republicans the last decade have turned our state’s economy into one of the national leaders. In a state as large as ours, ensuring all communities in North Carolina have the opportunity to thrive and grow is important as people and businesses seek to move…

Wednesday night House Republicans passed House Bill 1023, the Storm Recovery Act of 2019, keeping their promise to provide aid to North Carolinians affected by natural disasters. House Bill 1023 appropriates $280 million for communities still struggling to recover from Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, Dorian and other major storms. This is the sixth disaster recovery bill…