Judge Lee upon hearing about a judge in Kansas ordering all schools closed: “You’ve got me interested now”

Berger: “This is yet another example of why the founders were right to place power to create law and spend money with the legislature, not an unaccountable and unelected trial judge”


Leandro complainers keep pointing to years-old data to argue that NC Republicans somehow don’t fund education

National Education Association: NC per pupil expenditures up 33% since 2010, identical to national increase

Last year’s 7.07% increase is 8th-highest in the country, and would’ve been higher but for Gov. …

Dem Rep. Kelly Alexander: Lt. Gov. Robinson’s conduct is “reminiscent of Pitchfork Ben Tillman”

Infamous ‘Pitchfork’ Ben Tillman spoke frequently of lynching black people and ensuring they never achieve political power

This is just the latest in a string of elitist attacks against black people who don’t toe the hyper-liberal…

NC Democratic Party Chair: We need to “curb Mark Robinson”

Southern Poverty Law Center Racist Skinhead Glossary: “Curbing: Breaking a victim’s jaw or neck by forcing his or her face against a street curb and kicking the back the of the victim’s head”

Berger: “By the standards outlined by the…

Measure requires healthcare facilities to follow federal visitation guidelines, creates patient visitation rights

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Senate today passed Senate Bill 191, “The No Patient Left Alone Act,” which ensures that ailing loved ones in healthcare facilities can have a visitor present in their most trying moments.

Raleigh, N.C. — After months of negotiations, the North Carolina Senate today passed bipartisan legislation that ensures the state will use only the least-cost energy generation options for decades to come.

Sen. Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus) said, “This bill sets in stone the requirement that North Carolina’s electricity be generated using…

“I am a professor who just had a prestigious public science lecture at MIT cancelled because of an outrage mob on Twitter. My crime? Arguing for academic evaluations based on academic merit.”

Flashback: “Memo reveals UNC plan to sideline ‘diversity of thought’”

Raleigh, N.C. — Three months ago, Senate Leader…

Raleigh, N.C. — Senate Leader Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore, Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue, and House Democratic Leader Robert Reives have reached an agreement on key energy legislation. The bipartisan compromise is expected to move through the legislature next week.

The leaders issued the following…

Raleigh, N.C. — Sen. Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus) released the following statement on Gov. Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 360, “Prohibit Collusive Settlements by the Attorney General”:

“Attorney General Josh Stein and Gov. Cooper’s handpicked elections director secretly negotiated with a Democratic law firm to change the rules of the 2020 election after voting began. A partner in that law firm was just indicted for illegal political meddling.

“This bill is necessary to keep corrosive, secretly negotiated rule changes out of future elections. Gov. Cooper just deepened distrust in the electoral process at a time when we should focus on improving it.”

Raleigh, N.C. — Sen. Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus) released the following statement on the photo voter ID ruling:

“For all their talk about a secure democracy, the left, with an able assist from the judiciary, is doing their best to undermine it. …

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