Rep. Hall Helps Tri County Motor Speedway $485K for Facility Upgrades

Article from Caldwell County Government (original article can be viewed here) May 26, 2022 NC Department of Commerce recently awarded Tri-County Speedway a $485,000 grant to assist with facility upgrades, including new lighting, paving, and additional bathrooms and concession stand. “As owners of Tri-County, the Higgins family has made a huge investment in the speedway, …

Two Year State of Emergency, Two Years of Unchecked Power

Governor Roy Cooper has yet to announce when he plans to rescind his 116th executive order, which established an ongoing state of emergency in North Carolina. The State Of Emergency that was first issued on March 10th, 2020 had no expiration date, and today, nearly two years later, currently remains in effect. Executive Order 116 …

Representative Hall Recognized by N.C. Sheriffs’ Association

The legislative session of 2021 saw numerous pieces of legislation presented that dealt with law enforcement and public safety. Every legislative session the N.C. Sheriffs' Association recognizes certain members for their commitment to improving the law enforcement & public safety environment of our state. "Representative Hall took a leadership role in advancing the legislative priorities …

N.C. Chamber Ranking Places Rep. Hall at Top of Pro-Business Legislators

This week the N.C. Chamber released it’s 2021 Legislative Scorecard report. This report “grades the performance of state legislators when given the chance to stand up for job creators…” Representative Hall was named a “Jobs Champion” this year and outscored every other legislator for his pro-business efforts in 2021. Additionally, the N.C. Chamber assigned Representative …

N.C. House Passes Elections Integrity Legislation

Today, the N.C. House passed three elections bills. These bills address a number of issues that range from absentee voting to voter list maintenance. This new legislation would help further secure N.C. elections systems and help impaired citizens vote using an online portal. The four bills are listed below and include descriptions of the changes …

North Carolina House Passes 2021 Redistricting Maps

The North Carolina House of Representatives has passed the N.C. House, Senate, and Congressional redistricting maps of 2021. For the first time in North Carolina history, the legislature voluntarily chose not to use partisan election data in drawing maps. Also, this was the most transparent redistricting process in state history, with the entire map drawing …

Governor Cooper Strikes Down Bill Limiting His Executive Authority

It’s ironic that on the 600th day of his latest state of emergency, Governor Cooper vetoed the Emergency Powers Accountability Act. This state of emergency is beginning to approach lengths that have only been seen during prior periods of war. Two weeks ago, the N.C. legislature passed HB 264: Emergency Powers Accountability Act. This bill …

N.C. House Passes Emergency Powers Bill, as Gov. Cooper’s State of Emergency Approaches 600 Days

Governor Cooper first issued a state of emergency for North Carolina on March 10, 2020 which had no expiration date. Today is the 589th day of that state of emergency. Currently, Governor Cooper has not announced when he plans to end the state of emergency. The Emergency Powers Act gives the executive branch powers to …

Governor Cooper Vetoes Bill Created to Prevent Executive Collusion

Today, Governor Cooper vetoed SB 360 “Prohibit Collusive Settlements by the AG.” This bill would have prohibited the N.C. Attorney General from excluding the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate from settlement agreements of lawsuits to which they were parties. In September 2020, with only 41 days before the election and absentee …