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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…

Raleigh, NC – Today, the House approved the North Carolina Farm Act by a bipartisan vote of 75-32 to support agriculture communities across the state. The Farm Act includes the following key reforms: Clarifies that a local government may either make decisions about establishment and modification of voluntary agricultural districts or delegate that authority to…

House Speaker Tim Moore responded Tuesday to consensus revenue forecasts released by North Carolina’s nonpartisan budget agencies. Today the Consensus Revised Revenue Forecast was presented to the Joint Full Chairs Appropriations/ Finance. Analysts for both the General Assembly’s nonpartisan Fiscal Research Division and the Office of State Budget and Management predicted expect an estimated $6.04 billion in…

Raleigh, NC – Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 116, the “Get North Carolina Back to Work Act” in a 71-36 overwhelming bipartisan vote. The bill ends the “extra” $300 per week federal unemployment benefits while also providing much-needed tax relief to businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This…