RALEIGH A joint forecast from the non-partisan Fiscal Research division of the N.C. General Assembly and the State Office of Budget and Management predicts a $552 million revenue surplus over expected budget expenses.Senate leader Phil Berger credited the Republican leadership for the fiscal results.”Even as the majority of other states face revenue shortfalls and budget crunches, Republican state leaders’ tax cuts and disciplined spending have generated a $552 million revenue surplus for North Carolina making us one of just four states in the country expecting surpluses,” said Berger in a statement. “We hope Gov. Cooper will rethink his pledge to block job-creating future tax cuts for families and small businesses and instead partner with legislative Republicans to stay the course on spending taxpayer money wisely and continuing our state’s record of success.”Gov. Roy Cooper applauded the budget news and encouraged dedicating funds to top legislative priorities like education and added disaster relief. The legislature begins budget considerations next week.
RALEIGH — A House education committee Wednesday considered legislation to reinforce and codify free speech protections on campuses of the University of North Carolina System. House Bill 527, titled Restore/Preserve Campus Free Speech, requires the […]
RALEIGH The North Carolina General Assembly has its first joint appropriations meeting on Tuesday to review the base budget, revenue projections and begin laying the foundation for forming a new two-year budget in the […]
CHARLOTTE Police in Charlotte fatally shot a man Tuesday after he got out of his car armed with a gun as officers approached him, authorities said.WSOC-TV Channel 9 reported that after the shooting, relatives […]