Tag:House Speaker Tim Moore

  • Senate proposes pay-as-you-go alternative to school bond

    A Senate plan to pump $2.03 billion of tax revenue into K-12 public school construction would both outspend a competing House plan and do so with cash rather than debt, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, R-Onslow, said Wednesday. Brown, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said…

  • The real winner in the Apple sweepstakes: North Carolina

    Was Apple’s choice of Austin, Texas, over the Research Triangle for its new, $1 billion campus a win or a loss for North Carolina?  The answer isn’t as obvious as local boosters would have you believe. Sure, the sudden infusion of capital investment and (eventually) high-paying, high-skilled jobs would…

  • Special session for Florence relief may be needed, lawmakers say

    UPDATE: Gov. Roy Cooper has called for the General Assembly to reconvene Oct. 9 in Raleigh for a special session tied to hurricane relief. The General Assembly could convene a special session to allocate Hurricane Florence recovery money from the state’s rainy day fund, although some money is…

  • NAACP, environmentalists ask court to strike down four amendments

    The N.C. Conference of the NAACP and Clean Air Carolina are asking Wake County Superior Court to strip four proposed constitutional amendments from the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The lawsuit argues the amendments are vague, incomplete, and misleading — and that the General Assembly itself is an…

  • Cooper sues to block two constitutional amendments from Nov. 6 ballot

    Gov. Roy Cooper has filed a court challenge to two constitutional amendments because they “would take a wrecking ball to the separation of powers” by rewriting bedrock constitutional provisions — including the Separation of Powers Clause itself. Cooper, a Democrat, says the Republican-led General Assembly…

  • Supreme Court hopeful Anglin vows lawsuit after NCGA overrides vetoes

    Editor’s note: This story was edited after initial publication to include information about legislation from Sen. Jeff Jackson and Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed litigation. The Republican-led General Assembly wasted no time Saturday, Aug. 4, batting down a pair of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes dealing with constitutional amendments. A Supreme…