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State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Tuesday urging all North Carolina school systems to safely reopen to offer in-person student instruction this semester. Legislation and funding to support reopening schools, protests by parents, and expert studies showing in-person instruction is safe and vital for student development, all demonstrate the need to get…

The state General Assembly gave final legislative approval to a $1 billion historic relief package last week that includes direct payments to North Carolina parents of $335 to cover unexpected childcare costs. The relief measure also increases North Carolina’s unemployment benefits for families to the second highest in the Southeast, while maintaining tax rates for…

Recently, NPR has been reporting on the financial standing of each state after the Coronavirus has sent the nation’s economy into disarray. Business closures, unemployment claims, less travel, and less commercial activity have left states trying to address giant budget holes. While North Carolina isn’t immune to the strain of COVID-19’s economic fallout, our state…

When the Coronavirus pandemic first hit North Carolina, House Republicans wasted no time establishing working groups to determine the best way to provide relief to those affected by the Coronavirus. The legislature passed SB 704 and HB 1043, which provided immediate relief for individuals, families, front line workers, and businesses hurt by the virus and…

This week two defamatory mail pieces were sent to voters in North Carolina House District 12, comprising Lenoir County and parts of Pitt County. The pieces in question falsely claimed that Rep. Humphrey used his position as an elected official “securing $50,000 in taxpayer money to go to a non-profit directly connected to his wife.”…