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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…

Today, attorneys for the North Carolina General Assembly filed a notice of appeal and a motion for stay with the trial court following a decision by a three-judge panel that would permanently allow any convicted felon who is not currently sitting in prison to vote in any election. Sam Hayes, General Counsel for House Speaker Tim Moore, said, “The people of…

POSTED ONMARCH 30, 2022 NCGA Files Notice of Appeal Following Three-Judge Panel Decision Granting Voting Rights to Felons Today, attorneys for the North Carolina General Assembly filed a notice of appeal and a motion for stay with the trial court following a decision by a three-judge panel that would permanently allow any convicted felon who is not currently sitting…

Today, the North Carolina General Assembly filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States in the ongoing redistricting cases. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said, “The U.S. Constitution is crystal clear: state legislatures are responsible for drawing congressional maps, not state court judges, and certainly not with the aid of partisan…

Today marks two years since Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 116, declaring a state of emergency in our state in light of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Governor’s executive order turned two years old, House members signed a “birthday card,” asking Governor Cooper to lift the state of emergency. Earlier this week, House members…

Today the North Carolina House approved HR 981, a resolution expressing support for Ukraine as its people fight for freedom, and urging Congress to increase domestic energy production. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said, “We stand firmly with the Ukrainian people as they fight to defend their country from Russian aggression. As millions of refugees flee and…

Today, attorneys for the North Carolina General Assembly filed with the United States Supreme Court an Emergency Application for Stay of the rulings of the State Supreme Court and the three-judge panel. NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “The United States Constitution is clear – state legislatures, not state judges, are responsible for setting the rules governing elections. By striking the General…