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Berger Statement on Sen. Dan Soucek’s Retirement

Berger Statement on Sen. Dan Soucek’s Retirement

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sen. Dan Soucek (R-Watauga) notified Gov. Pat McCrory of his decision to retire from the North Carolina Senate, effective Friday.  Below is a statement from Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham): “Sen. Dan Soucek has made it his life’s work to help others – by improving public education as a member of the North Carolina Senate, by defending our freedoms as a member of our Armed Forces and by aiding those in poverty through his many years of charitable work,” said Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham.) “His retirement will be a big loss for

Tillis: Investment To Cure Alzheimer’s Disease Can Save Lives, Heartbreak, And Money

Tillis: Investment To Cure Alzheimer’s Disease Can Save Lives, Heartbreak, And Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a recent Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) discussed the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease, and shared his own personal experience as a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. “I met with the North Carolina delegation [from the Alzheimer’s Association] earlier this morning, and I was happy to see them, because this is something that I first got introduced to back in 1988 with my own grandmother. There are very few opportunities where the head and the heart align in areas of public policy in

Foxx Statement on Obama Administration’s New Regulations on Financial Advisers

Foxx Statement on Obama Administration’s New Regulations on Financial Advisers

WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s final fiduciary rule, which affects financial advisors and retirement investment: “The federal government should not implement regulations that make it more difficult for hardworking Americans to save money for the future. The simple truth is that the Department of Labor’s rule will reduce access to investment options and will increase costs for people saving towards

Tillis: U.S. Lacks Infrastructure Required To Combat Major Cybersecurity Attacks

Tillis: U.S. Lacks Infrastructure Required To Combat Major Cybersecurity Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) questioned Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, about the cybersecurity threats that hostile nation-states, criminal organizations and terrorist groups pose to America’s public and private sectors. “We’re never going to have the perfect weapon. Absent a game-changing offensive or defensive capability of the scale of the Manhattan Project, you can’t possibly get inside the decision cycles of the state actors, the organized crime, the terrorists,” said Senator Tillis. “We have 28 million small businesses, close to 19,000 businesses with

Lt. Governor Dan Forest Statement on Pay Pal Decision

Lt. Governor Dan Forest Statement on Pay Pal Decision

NC Political News -- "If our action in keeping men out of women's bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it.  North Carolina will never put a price tag on the value of our children.  They are precious and priceless.  If a corporation wanting to do business in North Carolina does not see the worth of our children in the same light, then I wish them well as they do business somewhere else." - Lt. Governor Dan

Opinion Columns & Editorials

  • School Choice Is Now Mainstream

    School Choice Is Now Mainstream

    By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — When I first advocated the idea of parental choice in elementary and secondary education, it was considered by many to be a radical notion. It shouldn’t have been. For decades, American students and their families have been free to choose among public and private colleges — even when they paid with government grants and loans. For decades, families have been able to spend government subsidies for child care and preschool at providers of their choice, including for-profit and religious institutions. Similarly, the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965 didn’t compel retirees, the

  • Opinion:  Unsatisfying, Unnecessary Policy Confrontations

    Opinion: Unsatisfying, Unnecessary Policy Confrontations

    by Becki Gray The General Assembly recently passed a law invalidating a Charlotte ordinance allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the sex with which they identify. Opponents of the ordinance cited privacy and safety concerns with allowing women to enter men’s restrooms and men to enter women’s restrooms, changing facilities, and locker rooms. Proponents hurled accusations of discrimination and radicalism. North Carolina is not alone in dealing with the transgender bathroom issue. In January and February, more than two dozen similar bills were filed in state legislatures. Legislators in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma,

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