Special thanks to Representative Tom Murry for providing us with this infographic. Click on the image to open a high-resolution PDF.
[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/uFwNL4ZwSW4″ width=”580″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″ fs=”1″ border=”1″ hd=”1″] Video courtesy of UNC-TV: North Carolina legislative leaders have created a special oversight committee to study how the federal Affordable Care Act is – and could – affect North Carolinians, state health care budgets and the state’s overall economy. Expert testimony before the committee paints a bleak picture […]
On March 6, 2013 Governor Pat McCrory signed into law legislation which clarified that the State of North Carolina would neither expand Medicaid nor pursue a state-based health care exchange under the federal “Affordable Care Act.” Since then, activists who opposed the move have tried, unfortunately, to politicize the issue by ignoring or intentionally misrepresenting the […]
Jamestown, NC – North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis joined Governor Pat McCrory, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest and Senate Leader Phil Berger on Monday at Ragsdale High School to announce a unified strategy to make North Carolina’s starting teacher salaries among the highest in the Southeast. This is the first step in their shared commitment […]
In North Carolina, most news coverage on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has focused on the massive technical failures of the federal exchange website. But there is another healthcare issue that is heating up all over the country: Medicaid expansion. This article should help provide some background information for North Carolinians […]
North Carolina municipalities and counties issue debt or bonds to pay for specific projects such as schools, jails, county or municipal buildings, libraries, water treatment plants, streets, and sidewalks, among other things. Historically, all debt issued by local governments was voted on in referenda and issued as General Obligation or ‘GO’ bonds. Over time, local […]
[youtube_sc url=http://youtu.be/SlqwCeiCs4o rel=0 fs=1 autohide=1 modestbranding=1 width=590 ]Representative David Lewis speaking at NC FreeEnterprise Foundation‘s 2013 Leadership Luncheon at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. Follow Representative Lewis on Twitter at @RepDavidRLewis.
Senate Bill 613, signed into law by Governor McCrory on July 3, establishes the new “North Carolina Military Affairs Commission.” The purpose of the Commission is to provide advice to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Secretary of Commerce, and various state agencies on initiatives, programs, and legislation that will: Protect the existing military infrastructure […]
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To be frank, sometimes legislation that’s passed by the General Assembly just isn’t, well…very exciting. Some bills do nothing more than make seemingly minor technical changes to an existing law or put clarifying language on the books so that the legislature’s intent is less ambiguous down the road. HB743, now law, is such a bill. […]