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  This week is National Police Week. This is a week to honor, remember, and support our law enforcement and pay homage to law enforcement who gave their lives in the line of duty.  “Although I retired from law enforcement several years ago, my thoughts and prayers remain with those that continue to serve our communities. …

Governor Roy Cooper has long been outspoken against opportunity scholarships for low income North Carolina students.  Gov. Cooper’s proposed 2019-20 budget even included a provision to reduce and zero out the Opportunity Scholarship Program. The Opportunity Scholarship Program is essential to providing low and middle income students a voucher up to $4,200 to attend a…

This week we celebrate National Charter Schools Week. School choice has become one of the most important decisions for a parent to make for their child, and parents want resources to be able to choose what school is best for their child. North Carolina is home to over 200 charter schools. The Charter School Act,…

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement about the consensus revenue forecast released today: “Today’s forecast highlights the General Assembly’s winning formula of low taxes, reasonable regulations, and responsible spending. Our state continues to experience growth and record-breaking economic development coupled with regular revenue surpluses.“While this is…

 This week is National Small Business Week. It is celebrated the first week of May every year to honor and celebrate the entrepreneurs behind growing and creating small businesses. North Carolina is one of the best states to start a small business thanks to Republican led leadership and policies. Small businesses drive local economies. According…

 Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated globally to show support for the environment and how we can protect our planet. North Carolina is a state known for its natural beauty. House Republican legislators have been working to preserve and showcase the beauty of our state, such as Rep. Hugh Blackwell and the…

North Carolina currently ranks number 2 out of all 50 states for “Current Economic Outlook” according to richstatespoorstates.org. This is a forward looking forecast, it is configured based on North Carolina’s standing in 15 key state policy variables. The data reflects state and local rates/revenues and any representation of federal deductibility. Because of the budget…

North Carolina is a leader in tax reform. North Carolina’s corporate tax rate has been reduced from 6.9% to 2.5% since 2013, and will be phased out completely by 2030. In addition,  North Carolina’s individual income tax rate has been reduced from 7.75% to 4.99% over the last decade. Thanks to Republican leadership and legislation,…

With Tax Day approaching Monday April 18th, here are some of the reasons why North Carolina tax reforms have improved over the last decade to be one of the best in the country. Following the passage of the 2021-22 State Budget, North Carolina has improved its position as a leader in tax reform.  North Carolina’s…