Friday, March 13, 2020
"The North Carolina House remains well-prepared financially for emergencies like COVID-19 with over a billion dollars remaining in rainy day reserves, even after historic spending on hurricane recovery. We are ready.

Our residents can have confidence North Carolina's legislature will provide another robust policy and economic response to help them weather this storm of uncertainty and emerge stronger than ever, together."
Tim Moore
Speaker of the House
North Carolina General Assembly
Speaker's Office Releases Update on North Carolina Legislature's Response to COVID-19
A joint memo released by leadership offices of the N.C. General Assembly provides notice that committees and tours in legislative facilities will be discontinued and staff may work remotely in coordination with supervisors.
Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill Lead Race for Coronavirus Cure
Scientists in Chapel Hill have studied coronaviruses for nearly 30 years and are leading today's global race for a cure, reports Bloomberg Business.
Speaker Moore Visits New School of Science and Math Campus
State lawmakers remain deeply committed to the new School of Science and Math in Morganton despite the Governor’s budget veto delaying its opening until 2022.
Dropout Rate Decreased 46% in North Carolina Since 2010
A new Data Report issued by the state Department of Public Instruction in March shows North Carolina's dropout rate decreased 46% since 2010.
Judge Recused from Voter ID Case as N.C. Lawmakers Seek Rehearing from Full Court of Appeals
A North Carolina appeals court judge won’t participate in any deliberations over voter ID. Lawmakers called for his recusal from the case last week.
Teacher in N.C. Legislature Says Education Nonprofit in Shortfall Due to Governor's Budget Veto
Communities in Schools (CIS) of Northwest North Carolina has overdrawn its bank account and cut key employees due to the Governor’s education veto. 
Speaker Addresses North Carolina Pork Council Luncheon
Speaker Moore said "family farmers' culture of hard work and faith are the foundation of North Carolina agriculture, our state's largest economic industry."
Speaker Addresses Retired Teachers of Cleveland County
Speaker Moore addressed some of his former teachers from Kings Mountain High School and retired educators from across Cleveland County on March 10.
North Carolina Gains the Third-Most Retirees of Any State in U.S.
Two North Carolina cities made the top-25 destinations for retirees as the state gained the third-most retirees in the country in 2018 according to a new report.
N.C. Sheriffs Ignoring ICE Risk Funding as Trump Administration Allowed to Withhold Money from Sanctuary Jurisdictions
Sanctuary counties in North Carolina where sheriffs protect criminally accused illegal immigrants from federal detainers put public safety funds at risk as courts allow President Trump to withhold money from sanctuary jurisdictions.
More Good News for North Carolina
N.C. the 'Best State for Business' in Forbes Again
Historic policy reforms implemented by the Republican-led General Assembly have produced a new era of economic success and education excellence in North Carolina.

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