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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…

Raleigh, NC – A bill to distribute $750 million in federal funding to expand high-speed broadband internet access in all 100 counties in North Carolina passed the state House unanimously on Wednesday. House Bill 947, “The G.R.E.A.T. Broadband Expansion Act,” is being described as one of the largest and most comprehensive efforts in the nation…

Lt. Governor and State Superintendent Support Legislation Raleigh, N.C. – Today, the state House voted 65-48 to prohibit North Carolina school districts from promoting discriminatory concepts like Critical Race Theory. House Bill 324, “Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimination/Schools,” would prevent students or teachers from being taught that one race or sex is inherently superior to another…

Raleigh, NC – Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives approved House Bill 572, “No Vaccine Mandate by EO, Rule, or Agency,” which was introduced by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Keith Kidwell (R-Beaufort). “This bill prevents the Governor or any of his agencies from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations through executive action,” said Rep. Kidwell. “This decision…

Following four successive bad safety reports, Rep. Raymond Smith was fired from his position as Wayne County Public School System Director of Transportation in May 2014. From unaddressed fire hazards on school buses to damaged seats and doors, Rep. Smith’s failure to keep students safe was comprehensive in scope, for which he was fired. Now…

Legislation requested by the NC Sheriffs’ Association Raleigh, NC – The state House voted today to end an unnecessary and duplicative pistol permit process that requires county sheriffs to sign off on handgun purchases. House Bill 398 was introduced by Rep. Jay Adams (R-Catawba) and came at the request of the NC Sheriffs’ Association. Currently,…

This afternoon first term Democratic legislators Rep. Brian Farkas, Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs, and Rep. Ricky Hurtado took the first significant vote of their careers – to keep students out of classrooms. House Republican Caucus Director Stephen Wiley said, “The science is clear – schools can safely re-open for in person instruction, but Farkas, Cooper-Suggs, and Hurtado have…

From Speaker Moore’s press release: The North Carolina House approved legislation Thursday that extends deferrals for ABC permit renewal fees to benefit bar owners unexpectedly hit with renewal bills last month despite continued restrictions on their operations. House Bill 4 Extend ABC Permit Renewal Fee Deferral would retroactively extend the deferral of ABC permit fees…