Speaker of the House Thom Tillis and House leaders highlighted legislative priorities for this year’s short session that begins today at noon. Teacher and state employee pay raises remain the top priority for House members during the short session. The plan, first announced in February with other Republican leaders, includes a first step to raise […]
Annexation has been a subject of controversy and contention in North Carolina for many years — most especially with regard to what is called “forced annexation.” For nearly a half-century, North Carolina was one of only three other states left in the nation that allowed a city to annex private property outside its borders — […]
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[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/uFwNL4ZwSW4″ width=”580″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″ fs=”1″ border=”1″ hd=”1″] Video courtesy of UNC-TV: North Carolina legislative leaders have created a special oversight committee to study how the federal Affordable Care Act is – and could – affect North Carolinians, state health care budgets and the state’s overall economy. Expert testimony before the committee paints a bleak picture […]
On March 6, 2013 Governor Pat McCrory signed into law legislation which clarified that the State of North Carolina would neither expand Medicaid nor pursue a state-based health care exchange under the federal “Affordable Care Act.” Since then, activists who opposed the move have tried, unfortunately, to politicize the issue by ignoring or intentionally misrepresenting the […]
Jamestown, NC – North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis joined Governor Pat McCrory, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest and Senate Leader Phil Berger on Monday at Ragsdale High School to announce a unified strategy to make North Carolina’s starting teacher salaries among the highest in the Southeast. This is the first step in their shared commitment […]
In North Carolina, most news coverage on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has focused on the massive technical failures of the federal exchange website. But there is another healthcare issue that is heating up all over the country: Medicaid expansion. This article should help provide some background information for North Carolinians […]
Legislation originally sponsored by Representative Bell that guarantees college students have the right to an attorney present during non-academic disciplinary proceedings was signed into by Governor McCrory on August 23, 2013. Robert Shibley, senior vice president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, discussed the issue with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio: Kokai: […]
North Carolina municipalities and counties issue debt or bonds to pay for specific projects such as schools, jails, county or municipal buildings, libraries, water treatment plants, streets, and sidewalks, among other things. Historically, all debt issued by local governments was voted on in referenda and issued as General Obligation or ‘GO’ bonds. Over time, local […]
[youtube_sc url=http://youtu.be/SlqwCeiCs4o rel=0 fs=1 autohide=1 modestbranding=1 width=590 ]Representative David Lewis speaking at NC FreeEnterprise Foundation‘s 2013 Leadership Luncheon at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. Follow Representative Lewis on Twitter at @RepDavidRLewis.