Tag:Senate leader Phil Berger

  • Elections/ethics board ruling could be bad news for governor

    Earlier this week, a three-judge state Superior Court panel delivered what may be a body blow to part of Gov. Roy Cooper’s goal of reclaiming power from the Republican-dominated General Assembly. The state Supreme Court soon may bring a haymaker — while staying faithful to its constitutional duties as an…

  • Beer money and changing markets

    News that beer distributors through political action committees poured nearly $100,000 toward defeating a bill to lift a production cap on North Carolina brewers should surprise no one. Tuesday, The Charlotte Observer, citing campaign finance reports, said from January through June the distributors gave Senate Republican…

  • H.B. 2: Deal or no deal?

    Early evening recriminations and allegations of bad faith to resolve the lingering House Bill 2 saga flared up Tuesday between General Assembly Republican leadership and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, hastily called a 6:15 p.m. press…

  • Look for more tax reform in 2017

    As legislative Republicans return to Raleigh, additional tax reforms will be on their agenda. The 2017 session opens in earnest Wednesday, and the leaders of the House and Senate have said they want to continue the pace of tax reform, including lowering personal income taxes and spreading the sales tax…