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Raleigh, NC – On Friday, October 15, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 761, Police Vehicle and Equipment Protection Act, into law. The legislation increases the penalties for breaking and entering law enforcement vehicles and for the theft of law enforcement equipment. Both offenses will now become felonies. According to House Republican lawmakers, the…

Raleigh, NC – Two new laws in North Carolina will protect visitation and religious rights for patients and long-term care residents during emergencies, like the COVID-19 pandemic. House Bill 351, known as “Clifford’s Law,” ensures nursing home and long-term care residents are allowed a visitor at least twice per month during declared disasters and emergencies….

Raleigh, NC – Following multiple committees, numerous amendments and extended floor debate, the state House passed its two-year budget on Thursday with a bipartisan, veto-proof majority. The budget includes large pay raises for teachers and state employees, additional bonuses for state workers and retirees, historic investments in disaster recovery and flood mitigation, and increased funding…