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May 10

Bill Filed to Create Penalties for Local Governments that Willingly Violate the Law, Harbor Illegal Aliens

A bill filed in the North Carolina Senate Tuesday would create penalties 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 […]

Nov 5

Sen. Bob Rucho to Retire in 2016

Matthews, N.C. – State Sen. Bob Rucho – the Matthews dentist, first elected in 1996, who spent nearly two decades building a Republican majority and fighting for a more conservative and fiscally-responsible state government – announced Thursday he will retire and not seek re-election in 2016. Rucho, 67, a hard-charging New England native who never lost his northern accent, […]

May 6

Tax Reforms, Economic Turnaround give NC $400 Million Surplus

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) issued the following statementTuesday after the General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division and the Office of State Budget and Management released a consensus revenue forecast showing North Carolina is expected to have a $400 million surplus in this year’s state budget: “Two years ago, when the Republican legislature passed the largest […]

Mar 17

Senate, House Announce Bipartisan Plan to Spur Growth, Lower Energy Costs in Eastern N.C.

A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would allow dozens of eastern North Carolina communities to proceed with a critical sales agreement that will reduce electricity rates and spur job growth and economic development across eastern North Carolina. The agreement would allow Duke Energy Progress to purchase stakes in power generation facilities […]

Mar 17

More North Carolinians Working Than Ever Before

UPDATE: NC’s unemployment rate fell even further in February, to 6.4 percent, or a full four points lower than it was in Jan. 2011 when Republicans took office. The state’s economy has added nearly 200,000 jobs over that period, and for the first time in eight years, North Carolina’s jobless rate is better than the […]

Aug 14

Historic Reforms in 2013 Session

Raleigh, N.C. – After a highly productive legislative long session, the North Carolina Senate concluded its substantive business early Friday morning after passing many long-overdue reforms to improve North Carolina’s public schools, rebuild our economy and restore our place as a leader in job growth and prosperity. Below is a statement from Senate President Pro Tempore […]

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