N.C. House Passes Bill to Exempt PPP Loan Expenses From State Taxes

Raleigh N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives has passed HB334 Temp Align PPP Treatment to Federal Treatment. House Bill 334 would, for the 2020 tax year only, allow individual and corporate taxpayers an income tax deduction for expenses paid using a loan forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program. Generally, federal tax law treats …

Representative Hall Files Bill to Restart Inmate Litter Cleanup Program

Raleigh N.C. – Representative Hall has filed House Bill 549 Reinstate Inmate Litter Crews. If signed into law, this bill would reinstate the previously defunded program that paid inmates from the N.C. Department of Corrections to pick up trash along highways. North Carolina has recently seen a substantial uptick in litter on our roads. After …

Representative Hall Files Bill to Help Firefighters Battling Cancer

Raleigh, N.C. – State House lawmakers Rep. Destin Hall, Rep. John Bell (R- Wayne), Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln), and Rep. Jon Hardister (R- Guilford)  have filed HB 535 Firefighters Fighting Cancer Act of 2021 which would provide supplemental insurance for firefighters diagnosed with cancer. This bill would provide a lump sum of $25,000 to $50,000 …

Eminent Domain Amendment Approved by N.C. House to Strengthen Property Rights

Raleigh, N.C. – A supermajority of the North Carolina House of Representatives approved a proposed constitutional amendment on Thursday that would strengthen private property rights against eminent domain land takings if approved by voters in 2022. House Bill 271 Eminent Domain is sponsored by Rep. Dennis Riddell (R-Alamance), Rep. Dean Arp (R-Union), Rep. Steve Tyson (R-Craven), and …

H.R.1, A Clear and Present Danger to State Election Sovereignty

The 2020 elections exposed improper practices, security failures, and suspicious decisions that have caused millions in the U.S. to question the legitimacy of the election's outcome. In the worst cases, we saw election laws being changed through litigation and by state officials with no constitutional power to do so.  Many legislatures across the country have …

Roy Cooper Has Amassed More Vetoes Than All Prior Governors Combined

In his first term, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed more legislation than all prior Governors combined. A grand total of 53 in his first term looms large over the 29 total vetoes of all former North Carolina Governors. In addition to the 53 vetoes from his first term, Governor Cooper has already blocked one bill early …

Democrats Pass Gun Control Bills in U.S. House, Send to Senate for Vote

Democrats in Congress wasted no time introducing a plethora of gun control legislation. The U.S. House Representatives passed two bills – H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 – that, if signed into law, would bring sweeping changes to the sale and purchasing of firearms in the U.S. Democrats claim that these new gun control laws will …

Biden Eyes Major Federal Tax Hike

There is ongoing conversation in Washington D.C. that President Joe Biden is planning the first major federal tax hike since 1993. An article from Bloomberg.com, published the following the alleged tax policy changes. Raising the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%Paring back tax preferences for so-called pass-through businesses, such as limited-liability companies or partnershipsRaising …