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Today, counsel for the NC General Assembly filed a motion to dismiss Plaintiff-Intervenors’ appeal in the Leandro case, arguing their claims are entirely unrelated to the issues involved in this appeal. The motion reiterates the position of Justice Anita Earls, who just last week denied Legislative leaders’ motion seeking her recusal due to her previous work representing the…

House Speaker Tim Moore said, “Today a federal judge ruled that the injunction on North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban is ‘patently contrary to the rule of law as determined by the Supreme Court’ and should be lifted. I am encouraged that, although our attorney general has failed to do his duty, today we have a ruling that upholds the…

Today Governor Cooper signed the state budget that previously passed by strong bipartisan margins in both the House and Senate. NC House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said, “The General Assembly passed the 2022 budget with strong bipartisan support, and we are pleased Governor Cooper signed this responsible spending plan into law. Moving forward,…

Today the North Carolina House approved the budget in a bipartisan vote of 84-28. The $27.9 billion budget includes significant investments in school safety, teacher and state employee raises, infrastructure, economic development, and water and sewer. House Speaker Tim Moore said, “This is a good budget that keeps North Carolina on the same path of conservative spending that has put…

North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) today announced a budget agreement. The total spend of the budget is $27.9 billion and includes significant investments in teacher and state employee raises, infrastructure, economic development, and water and sewer. Some highlights include: Teachers will receive a 4.2% average increase in FY 22-23 and…

Today the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  House Speaker Tim Moore said, “Today’s decision from the United States Supreme Court is long overdue and a major win for protecting life! The end of Roe v. Wade rightfully returns authority back to the states to determine abortion law.” He continued, “While I remain unequivocally pro-life, the short budget adjustment session…

Today the United States Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the North Carolina General Assembly can intervene in the federal voter ID case. House Speaker Tim Moore said, “North Carolinians overwhelmingly support voter ID, and they deserve nothing less than the strongest representation from those who would uphold the will of the voters and our constitution, not a tepid defense…

 House Republicans have introduced legislation for the 2021-22 session to enhance school safety measures. HB 657 introduced by Representative John Torbett, and which passed the House, is entitled “School Safety/Threat Assessment Teams”. This bill would clarify the application of school safety requirements to public school units, to encourage certain nonpublic schools to take measures to…