Regulatory Reform Act of 2016-17 Passes House in Bipartisan Vote

Regulatory Reform Act of 2016-17 Passes House in Bipartisan Vote

Apr. 6, 2017 by

The North Carolina House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 131 Regulatory Reform Act of 2016-17 with a bipartisan vote of 84-27 on Thursday to continue consolidating, simplifying and eliminating unnecessary rules and reporting requirements across local governments and state agencies in North Carolina. Eliminating excessive rules and red tape through commonsense deregulation of North Carolina’s bureaucracy has been a priority of conservative leaders in the General Assembly

NC House ready for common ground with Cooper, but will continue Republican policy reforms

NC House ready for common ground with Cooper, but will continue Republican policy reforms

Jan. 9, 2017 by

“RALEIGH — With the start of the 2017 legislative session mere days away, North State Journal sat down with N.C. House majority leader Rep. John Bell (R-Wayne County) to discuss the Republican caucus policy plans and their expectations for working with the new Democratic governor. Reacting to Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent announcement that he intends to work around the legislature to expand Medicaid, Bell indicated he thinks

The Charlotte Observer: “Why N.C. business leaders support McCrory, legislature”

The Charlotte Observer: “Why N.C. business leaders support McCrory, legislature”

Oct. 7, 2016 by

“BY FRANK DOWD IV, RON JOYCE AND GARLAND TUCKER If you listen to the press, you would believe every North Carolina business executive is up in arms against Governor McCrory and the Republican legislature over the HB2 issue. That’s just not true. Most of us give very little thought to how people use bathrooms and showers. We spend our time thinking about our customers, our employees and

“Outlandish myths about NC Republicans and education”

“Outlandish myths about NC Republicans and education”

Sep. 7, 2016 by

“It has been my privilege to be involved in education for more than a half century as a teacher, chairman of the State Board of Education, vice-chair of the State Board of Community Colleges, chair of the Public School Forum, member of the Meredith College and Catawba College boards of trustees, as well as being a member of countless local, state and regional education boards, task forces

For Immediate Release: The North Carolina House Republican Caucus Elects Representative John Szoka as the New Conference Leader

For Immediate Release: The North Carolina House Republican Caucus Elects Representative John Szoka as the New Conference Leader

Aug. 5, 2016 by

For Immediate Release Friday – August 5, 2016 Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina House Republican Caucus announced today Representative John Szoka (District-45) was unanimously chosen by his Republican peers as the new Conference Leader.  The Conference Leader is responsible for electing Republicans to the State House.  The Leader’s role is to work with campaigns, raise money for campaign activities, and help keep the campaigns on target. Representative

Berger, Moore Respond to Politically-Motivated Ruling Blocking Voter ID

Berger, Moore Respond to Politically-Motivated Ruling Blocking Voter ID

Jul. 29, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday – July 29, 2016 Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) issued the following joint statement Friday in response to the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on voter ID: “Since today’s decision by three partisan Democrats ignores legal precedent, ignores the fact that other federal courts have used North Carolina’s law as a model,

House Approves Final Budget that Helps Public Schools, Increases Teacher Pay to its Highest Level and Cuts Taxes for Working Families

House Approves Final Budget that Helps Public Schools, Increases Teacher Pay to its Highest Level and Cuts Taxes for Working Families

Jul. 1, 2016 by

Raleigh, N.C. – With a bipartisan vote of 92-23, the North Carolina House gave final approval Thursday to the Conference Committee version of the State budget for fiscal year 2016-17.  The $22.34 billon balanced budget will now be sent to Governor McCrory to be signed into law.  This budget demonstrates the responsible, fiscally conservative principles that the Republicans have brought to the General Assembly by making the

Paul Stam: Refuting Gene Nichol’s ‘Bill of Particulars’

Paul Stam: Refuting Gene Nichol’s ‘Bill of Particulars’

Jul. 1, 2016 by

“Gene Nichol, a “Distinguished Professor” at UNC-Chapel Hill, recapitulated his published rants against the governor and the General Assembly in The News & Observer. He refers to actions of the governor and General Assembly as “insanity,” “tragic,” “cruel and indefensible,” “Foundational un-American,” “stealing,” “Totalitarianism,” “threatening,” “coercion,” “degradation” and “perjury.” He is quite a wordsmith. His charges are so many that to answer them all would take a

House, Senate Budget Compromise Invests in Core Priorities, Delivers Dramatic Teacher Pay Raise and Middle Class Tax Cut

House, Senate Budget Compromise Invests in Core Priorities, Delivers Dramatic Teacher Pay Raise and Middle Class Tax Cut

Jun. 27, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   Monday – June 27, 2016                                                                        

How GOP budgets keep steering NC into the sun

How GOP budgets keep steering NC into the sun

Jun. 8, 2016 by

“I am not mystic, psychic or fortune teller, but here’s one prediction you can count on: In the days ahead, you’ll read innumerable rants against the mean, cold-hearted, visionless Republican state budget. Before you absorb these attacks, please bear in mind they’re being lodged by the same folks who have roboticly assured you that Obamacare is a great success, that the national economy is in good shape,