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Lawmakers announced the state budget would include tens of millions of dollars for school safety initiatives on Thursday as part of a comprehensive plan to invest in protecting students in North Carolina classrooms. The recommendations provide more mental health opportunities for students, better preparation for threats and more resource officers in school systems across the…

Governor Roy Cooper and his liberal allies have blatantly misled the voters of North Carolina since 2013. In 2013, a nefarious dark-money group called America Votes called for liberals to “cripple” Republican leaders. Within the memo, there was a poll-tested talking point for Democrats to use in an attempt to draw populist ire against common…

During his gubernatorial campaign, Roy Cooper promised ‘…Instead of social issues, I’ll focus on our schools and keeping good teachers with better pay.’ And in his State of the State Address in March, he claimed we should ‘listen to North Carolinians urging us to set aside divisive social issues.’ Yet late yesterday afternoon, Gov. Cooper…

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released wage data estimating North Carolina had the fourth fastest household income growth in the nation during 2016. According to the Census Bureau study, North Carolina’s median household income was $50,584 in 2016, up 4.5 percent from last year after adjusting for inflation. North Carolina’s wage growth ranked substantially higher…

The North Carolina House of Representatives approved an updated framework for the state’s judicial districts on Thursday, completing the first comprehensive reform to court system maps since 1955. Speaker Tim Moore said previous piecemeal edits unfairly skewed judicial districts in the state, and House Bill 717 Judicial Redistricting & Investment Act was necessary to balance representation…

The North Carolina House of Representatives overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 56 Amend Environmental Laws on Wednesday, providing water treatment funding to local utilities in Southeastern North Carolina to address the discharge of the chemical compound GenX into the Cape Fear River. The legislation appropriates $435,000 to local utilities and the University…