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Jun 19

House, Senate Leaders Announce Budget Deal

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) held a joint press conference Monday to announce details of the roughly $23 billion budget and tax relief agreement reached between the state House and Senate. As a result of responsible budgeting decisions, millions of middle-class families and job-creating small businesses will keep more […]

Jun 6

Senate Acts to Put Constitutional Amendment Protecting Right to Hunt and Fish on Ballot

Sens. Danny Britt (R-Robeson), Andrew Brock (R-Davie) and Norman Sanderson (R-Pamlico) filed legislation Tuesday that would let voters in the November 2018 election decide whether to amend the North Carolina Constitution to safeguard citizens’ right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife. Twenty-one other states already guarantee this right in their constitutions. Hunting and fishing are […]

May 13

Lee, Rabon Secure Permanent Film Grant Funding

Senators Michael Lee (R-New Hanover) and Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) issued the following statement last week regarding film grant funding in the senate budget. “We are pleased this year’s senate budget again makes $30 million in total funding available for the film grant program. More importantly, for the first time we’ve converted $15 million of the film […]

May 12

Senate overrides Cooper’s veto, stands with family farmers

The N.C. Senate voted Thursday to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of HB 467, Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies. The House of Representatives voted yesterday to override the veto, and the Senate’s vote today ushered the bill into law. Sen. Brent Jackson (R-Sampson) released the following statement: “While I respectfully disagree with Gov. Cooper’s veto […]

May 11

Senate Budget: Middle Class Tax Cut, Teacher Raises, Hurricane Relief

N.C. Senate Republicans on Tuesday announced highlights of a $22.9 billion balanced budget that continues their philosophy of improving outcomes in public education, providing generous tax cuts for the middle class and job-creators, and saving for the future – maintaining a successful approach that has resulted in consecutive years of revenue surpluses, including a $580 […]

Apr 25

Senate Passes Bill to Provide Free Public Access to Legal Notices, Increase Teacher Pay Supplements

The N.C. Senate passed legislation Tuesday to increase access to public and legal notices by providing local governments an option to make those notices free to view on their own websites instead of requiring citizens to purchase newspapers to view them. The increased efficiency of allowing city and county governments to post their own notices […]

Apr 24

Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto, Reaffirms Support for Bipartisan Ethics, Elections

The North Carolina Senate on Monday voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s politically-motivated veto of Senate Bill 68, which creates a bipartisan ethics and elections enforcement board with eight appointments, all made by the governor, evenly split between the two major political parties in the state. Senate Rules Committee Chairman Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) issued the […]

Aug 23

BERGER WELCOMES SEN. CHUCK EDWARDS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement Tuesday following Gov. Pat McCrory’s appointment of Chuck Edwards to the North Carolina Senate. “Chuck Edwards is an embodiment of how hard work and perseverance pays off.  He started working at McDonald’s while in high school, learned the business from the ground up and […]

Jun 27

SENATE PROVIDES EXTRA INCENTIVE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO FOLLOW FEDERAL, STATE IMMIGRATION LAWS

The North Carolina Senate tentatively passed legislation Monday to create a deterrent for local governments that continue to act as ‘sanctuary cities’ by ignoring federal and state laws against illegal immigration. Last year, the General Assembly passed a law to prevent counties and cities from enacting ordinances that violate or fail to enforce federal immigration […]

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