Roy Cooper’s Misleading Tax Claim

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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 sense tax reforms meant to … Read More

Fiscal Responsibility: 2017 Budget

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THE PROCESS Every odd-numbered years (for example – this year – 2017); the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) enacts a biennium budget by June 30th (the end of the fiscal year). In the even-numbered years (next year – 2018), the NCGA convenes in a “short session” to make the necessary budget adjustments depending on revenues and the overall economy. THE … Read More

NC Republicans Remove Cost Barrier to College Credit, More Students Succeed

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Student participation and successful performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams in North Carolina have increased substantially since the Republican-led General Assembly began funding the college credit testing fees in 2014, according to data provided by the State Board of Education this month. The North Carolina Advanced Placement Partnership (NCAPP) was formed by the state General Assembly in 2013 “to increase … Read More

Another Court Rejects Cooper’s Pursuit of Unchecked Power

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Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) issued a joint statement Tuesday after a unanimous N.C. Court of Appeals panel rejected Gov. Roy Cooper’s attempts to undo a state law making clear the Senate has the authority to confirm his cabinet secretaries as permitted by the state constitution: “As the court noted, ‘a constitution cannot violate … Read More

Rep. Brisson changes party, joins Republican House Caucus

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Rep. William Brisson announced today that he will be switching his voter registration to Republican from Democrat. In an interview with WECT, Rep. Brisson said: “All of my district is rural, and a lot of my constituents are. I’ve been getting a lot of pressure from my constituents in the past few years to change. I don’t have a lot … Read More

North Carolina Passes 30 States in 3 Years of Tax Foundation Rankings

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the nonpartisan Tax Foundation ranked North Carolina’s tax climate the 11th best for business in 2018. North Carolina recently climbed the rankings from 41st – passing 30 states in 3 years – after tax relief passed by the state’s Republican-led legislature. The annual State Business Tax Climate Index compares each state’s overall economic competitiveness based on five categories of tax … Read More

Cooper Lies, Breaks Promises to North Carolinians

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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 went back on his word … Read More

NORTH CAROLINA TOP 5 FOR WAGE GROWTH, SAYS U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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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 than the national average of … Read More

COMPREHENSIVE JUDICIAL REDISTRICTING DONE BY NC HOUSE

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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 in the courts for North … Read More

N.C. HOUSE DELIVERS GENX TREATMENT FUNDS WITH VETO OVERRIDE

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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 of North Carolina at Wilmington … Read More