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 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…

Raleigh, NC— Today Rep. Erin Paré (R-Wake) announced the formation of The House Select Committee on Advancing Women in STEM, which has been established by the Speaker of the House of Representatives pursuant to G.S. 120-19.6(a1) and to Rule 26(a) in Section 1 of the Rules of the House of Representatives of the 2021 General Assembly.The Committee will study issues related…

 Memorial Day is this weekend and it is a time to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. North Carolina is home to 14 military bases and has one of the largest military presence in the country.  “On Memorial Day, we pause and honor those who gave their lives…

  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…