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 …

Cooper Vetoes Bill to Get N.C. Back to Work

North Carolina businesses are suffering due to being short staffed. Many businesses are so severely under staffed that they are reducing hours of operation, or closing completely on certain days during the week. Senate Bill 116 would have withdrawn N.C. from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC) agreement that provides an additional $300 per …

Governor Cooper Sides Again with Left Wing Radicalism.

Raleigh, NC – Today Governor Roy Cooper vetoed HB 453, Human Life Nondiscrimination Act/ No Eugenics. H453 would prohibit individuals from receiving an abortion unless a physician has confirmed the abortion is not being sought due to the presumed race or sex of the unborn child or the presumed presence of Down syndrome. “This bill …

Bill to Eliminate State Income Tax on Military Retirement Passes N.C. House

Raleigh, NC – With dozens of veterans looking on in the House Gallery, the North Carolina House of Representatives voted 100-5 on Wednesday to approve bipartisan legislation to eliminate the state income tax on military retirement pay. House Bill 83 Eliminate Income Tax for Military Retirees is sponsored by Reps. John Szoka (R-Cumberland), John Bell …