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 Senate Bill 116 would have withdrawn N.C. from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC) agreement that provides an additional $300 per …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 …

S116 Passes N.C. House, Addresses Staffing and Tax Relief issues

We have all heard stories from businesses that are unable to fill job vacancies because of a lack of workers. Unfortunately, this deficit in the workforce leaves many of these businesses unable to operate or critically short-staffed . The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) reports that restaurants in North Carolina are down about …

N.C. House Passes Bill To Bring Broadband Access To The Most Rural Areas Of N.C.

Since the passage of the first Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (G.R.E.A.T.) broadband legislation in 2018, North Carolina has been making progress toward filling in access gaps with about $64 million allocated to projects to date.  Broadband is considered an essential infrastructure now more than ever. Over the past year, it has become …

House Receives Abortion Survival Protection Act from the Senate

Raleigh, N.C. – The N.C. Senate has sent Senate Bill 405 "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act." to the N.C. House of Representatives for a concurrence vote. S405 would require medical providers to employ the same duty of care for children born alive after attempted abortions that they would for any other child of the same gestational …

House Approves Bill to Prevent Governor from Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine 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). The legislation was approved by a bipartisan vote of 75-38. It now …