I’ve had the distinct honor and privilege of working with Senator Rucho on crucial issues impacting our State. Whether it was redistricting or tax reform, I always admired his honesty and held a deep respect for his commitment to principle. Our state would not be where we are—the leader in the Southeast—if not for the tireless efforts of folks like Bob. The State of North Carolina is a better place to live as a result of the dedication and service that Senator Rucho has selflessly given to all of us. The legislature will miss his presence and I wish him nothing but continued success.
Today, North Carolina’s September employment figures were released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Our State saw a decrease in unemployment from 5.9% in August to 5.8% in September. The number of people employed increased by almost 3,700 between August and September to nearly 4.48 million. Read more
The North Carolina House and Senate adjourned until April 25, 2015 after a long, but successful legislative session. North Carolina is on track for continued economic development and vibrancy. Reforms over the past five years are contributing to the current climate of economic growth and prosperity we see today. I am committed to serving the citizens of Harnett County by advocating for their interests in the legislature. Read more
This morning the North Carolina House of Representatives passed a joint resolution with the North Carolina Senate to adjourn the 2015 long session. With a vote of 110-1, the House concluded their legislative work for the regular session at 4:17 in the morning of September 30, 2015. SB-721: Adjournment Resolution designates the General Assembly to reconvene on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. Read more
Today the North Carolina House of Representatives passed HB-943: Connect NC Bond Act of 2015 with a bipartisan vote of 93-20 to move forward with a $2 billion bond package that is designed to support critical projects across the State. The approval of the bond will ultimately be up to the North Carolina voters, and will be placed as a referendum on the March 2016 primary ballot. Read more
Secures Delegates, Saves Counties Millions Yesterday the North Carolina House of Representatives passed HB-373: Elections in an effort to solidify North Carolina’s prominent role in selecting presidential candidates and consolidate the primary process. Read more
Invests More in Education, Restores Medical Deduction, Cuts Taxes Raleigh, NC – Tonight the North Carolina House of Representatives passed a bipartisan State Budget by a vote of 80-35. The budget, which covers funding for FY 2015-2016 and FY 2016-2017, invests more in government functions including public education, while reducing the tax burden on North Carolina families and businesses. Read more
House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) held a joint press conference Monday to announce details of the $21.735 billion budget agreement reached by members of the House and Senate this past weekend. Read more
A couple notes on the chart below: Look at the step you are currently on. You are able to see the addition of longevity, base pay, and raises from the last two years. If you look at that year, look at the step you were on at that point in time. Steps 30+: salaries remain unchanged and bonuses received in FY 2013-14 are continued where appropriate.