May 4

Senate, House Agree to $22.225 Billion Budget Spending Level

Legislative leaders announced Wednesday they have reached agreement on a $22.225 billion spending level for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 state budget. In the coming weeks, the House and Senate will pass budget proposals that limit spending to $22.225 billion, which represents a prudent 2.26 percent spending increase over last year’s budget. Sen. Harry Brown (R-Onslow) […]

Sep 24

Senate Passes Bill to Ban ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in N.C.

A bill tentatively passed by the North Carolina Senate on Thursday would ban N.C. localities from acting as ‘sanctuary cities’ that ignore federal laws against illegal immigration. Earlier this year, national news outlets reported that the suspected murderer of a California woman was in the U.S. illegally and could have been deported, but instead was […]

Sep 24

Bipartisan Senate Bans Sale of Babies’ Body Parts

In the wake of a national scandal exposing how some providers of abortions sell aborted babies’ remains for profit, an overwhelmingly bipartisan North Carolina Senate moved Thursday to prevent that from happening in our state. While federal law prohibits the sale or purchase of aborted fetal tissue, it has become apparent that policy can be […]

Sep 23

Senate Passes Final Bond Proposal

In a strong bipartisan vote Wednesday, the North Carolina Senate tentatively approved a final $2 billion bond package to support critical infrastructure needs in the state’s public universities, community colleges, National Guard installations and local water and sewer systems. Voters will cast their ballots on the proposal during the March 2016 primary election. Among other items, […]

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