Tag:N.C. General Assembly

  • Pro-growth policies fueling North Carolina’s economic rise 

    What’s the theme for limited government, personal responsibility, opportunity and freedom across North Carolina for the 2018 election cycle?  Keep on keepin’ on. Reforms since 2011 have transformed our state into an economic powerhouse, creating jobs and opportunities like never before.   Tax cuts begun in 2011 have put $5 billion back into the…

  • Lawmakers’ work is ongoing, and there’s nothing secret about it 

    The state legislature adjourned the 2017 long session June 29. They were done, right? Expected back all afresh and new in spring of 2018 after a long break of doing nothing? Not exactly.   They’ve held special sessions in August, October, and January, when they passed a technical corrections bill, confirmed appointments…

  • Protecting our investments in North Carolina 

    Protecting our investments means taking care of what we own.  As state taxpayers, we own a lot of stuff — office, school and university buildings, state agencies and department offices, courthouses, prisons, libraries, books … and lots of land. North Carolina owns 42 parks, a symphony orchestra, a zoo, and seven history and two art museums.   …

  • School choice advocates file brief to dismiss Cooper lawsuit

    Enough is enough, say school voucher advocates who want a three-judge Superior Court panel to dismiss Gov. Roy Cooper’s lawsuit against North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program. Opportunity Scholarships are state-funded vouchers that allow middle and low-income families to opt-out of public education and send their children…

  • A fight that’s not worth having

    If you can’t beat ‘em, sue ‘em. It has been the default setting of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his liberal allies even before the governor took office 14 months ago.  Any time the Republican-led General Assembly moved to assert its authority, the Left has given a simple response:…

  • UNC Board of Governors approves free speech policy

    The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved a free speech policy that allows for termination of professors and expulsion of students. The policy, approved Dec. 15, outlines the kind of speech that isn’t protected, which includes unlawful harassment, true and credible threats, or…