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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…

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released their statewide education achievement report today before a meeting of the State Board of Education. The report showed that for the 12th consecutive year North Carolina has continued improving and the student graduation rate for 2016-17 was 86.5%. “North Carolina’s school system continues to deliver a…

For too long Democrats decided their education policy based on the whims of teachers’ unions and unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats.  These policies left our children woefully under-educated and struggling to succeed in life. We believe education should be measured by the success of our children. House Republicans shook up the education system.  We aim to make…