Representative Bell speaks with Gary Salamido, Vice President of Government Affairs for the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
The following piece was written by North Carolina House Majority Leader John Bell and first appeared in the North State Journal on February 8, 2016. What We’ve Done for North Carolina North Carolina was once a state that was defined by slow economic growth, high unemployment, burdensome taxes, and massive federal debt. Our great state […]
Breaking a 140-year streak of one-party rule in North Carolina, in 2011 Republicans gained the majority in both chambers of the state legislature. And they went right to work implementing a whole host of pro-growth reforms which have powered an economic recovery that’s the envy of the nation. Since 2011, North Carolinians have enjoyed more […]
North Carolina’s overall debt picture has improved markedly since 2009. That’s when the Democrat-controlled General Assembly borrowed $2.75 billion from the federal government to make good on its ballooning obligation to pay unemployment benefits — benefits which Democrats extended to 99 weeks (nearly two years). But since then, the new Republican majority has completely wiped […]
State Unemployment Rate Drops Lower, Remains Below National Average Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped even lower to 4.6 percent in August, the lowest since April 2007. “North Carolina has seen one of the largest decreases in unemployment in the nation since 2013 and we are home to one of […]
North Carolina’s economy continues to recover and grow at a faster and stronger rate than others in our region and in the nation as whole. NC is a national model in reforms that work. Since 2013, 300,000 net new jobs, unemployment rate cut in half, incomes up. Today’s news from the US Census about US […]
From WRAL: Report: NC economy surges ‘very strong’ 3.4% RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s economy is surging with an index of data climbing to its highest point in two years, says NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden. The economy’s improvement is reflected in the state’s jobless rate, which fell to 5.4 percent in April. That’s the lowest […]
Revenues for the current year are projected to finish $330 million above initial budget projections, according to the latest figures released by the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management and the legislature’s nonpartisan Fiscal Research Division. The latest revenue forecast also boosts projections for FY 2016-17 by $231 million above the certified budget. […]