House Passes Budget that Cuts Taxes & Raises State Employee Pay

Raleigh, NC: Today, the North Carolina House debates a budget that focuses on returning tax dollars to the hard working families of our state while at the same time continues to invest in the rainy day fund to ensure future financial stability. In 2011, North Carolina Republicans promised a new day for North Carolina after inheriting a $2.5 Billion budget deficit. Pragmatic, conservative policies have helped foster a growing economy and have created an environment of economic prosperity for all North Carolinians.   Read more

House, Senate Leaders Announce $23 Billion State Budget Compromise

Raleigh, N.C. – 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. Read more

Lewis Responds to "cursory" and unworkable court opinion

Raleigh, NC: Today, the United States Supreme Court released an opinion that vacated in the District Court’s remedial order in Covington v. North Carolina and remanded the case back to the District Court for further proceedings consistent with their opinion. The opinion by the high court noted that the remedial order “should be vacated for the simple reason that the district court failed to meaningfully weigh any equitable considerations,” and “addressed the balance of equities in only the most cursory fashion.” Read more

2017 NC House Budget Highlights

House Budget Proposal Highlights S.B. 257 The House Budget for FY 2017-18 includes net appropriations of $22.9 billion, which is $559 million or 2.5% above the amount enacted for FY 2016-17. Selected highlights include: Read more

House Passes 'Raise the Age' Bill Reforming Juvenile Justice

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation that would raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction in North Carolina to include 16 and 17 year olds accused of non-violent crimes passed the state House of Representatives on Wednesday by a 104-8 vote. Read more

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