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As the filing period for 2016 elections officially closed, the North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) will field an impressive slate of candidates across the state to continue the record of economic success and oppose the Obama-Clinton-Cooper agenda.
In 2014, things at NCGOP HQ appeared to be all about Thom. This year, they appear to be all about Pat.
Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the state's annual teacher turnover report. The overall turnover rate for the 2014-15 school year was 14.8 percent, a 0.7 percentage point increase from a year prior. While the actual rate of teacher turnover is an important metric...
North Carolina has a religious freedom protection bill in the legislative hopper. Apparently, our political "leaders" have been watching the fake news being generated from Indiana and have decided they want none of it.
If you're like me, you're probably a bit disheartened by our Lt. Governor. Dan Forest talked a good game on the 2012 campaign trail.
The bottom line is that the governor's budget would increase K-12 education spending by 2.8 percent or $235 million more than the 2014-15 budget.
The Civitas 2015 Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) this past weekend kicked off on Friday with thought-provoking insights from a range of speakers, including two potential presidential candidates, Dr. Ben Carson and former Sen. Rick Santorum.
Hasan Harnett certainly shocked the political world this weekend. It's also become clear that the establishment is not going to play nice with the new NCGOP chairman.
Over the last two weeks, those of us who have publically offered that the states, rather than federal circuit and district courts, have the constitutional authority to make decisions on marriage have been met with derision by liberals.
If you've been paying attention to the media, you've been told numerous times from opponents of North Carolina's Marriage Amendment that the fight is over, and that they have won.
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld as constitutional the Marriage Amendments in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The Sixth Circuit's ruling almost ensures that the United States Supreme Court will hear the issue.
The Civitas 2015 Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) this past weekend kicked off on Friday with thought-provoking insights from a range of speakers, including two potential presidential candidates, Dr. Ben Carson and former Sen. Rick Santorum.
Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced today his support for a plan unveiled by Gov. Pat McCrory, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis to make North Carolina's starting teacher salaries among the highest in the Southeast.
Governor McCrory, Lt. Governor Forest, Senate Pro Tem Berger, and Speaker Tillis announce teacher pay increases in North Carolina.
During his ten minute testimony, Forest expressed his belief that the Common Core standards roll out in NC represents a long term danger to local control of education decisions in our school systems.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest is scheduled to attend the opening of nominations for HelpingAHero.org's Home for a Wounded Warrior at McKee Homes in Fayetteville on February 19 at 10:30am.
As Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos places a top deputy temporarily in charge of the state's beleaguered Medicaid system, state Auditor Beth Wood has launched a cost and performance study of the nonprofit entity overseeing much of Medicaid, the joint federal/state...
Early career teachers will get pay raises starting in the fiscal year beginning July 1, and teachers with up to seven years of service will collect double-digit percentage increases, Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday. The package is expected to cost less than $200 million and will not require a...
Governor Pat McCrory, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis announced on Monday a unified strategy to make North Carolina's starting teacher salaries among the highest in the Southeast.
Teachers finding their schedules packed with testing would get relief from education reforms promised by Gov. Pat McCrory and top Republican lawmakers, who say students would benefit from a streamlined list of required state and local exams.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest today announced his intention to create the North Carolina Education Endowment aimed at supplementing teacher pay in our public schools.
Today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, responding to legislative action to replace Common Core State Standards in North Carolina, issued the following statement
Why release hypothetical November matchup results when filing hasn't started and we still have a May primary election?
I well remember the first time I met Keith Crisco, the former North Carolina commerce secretary and textile entrepreneur who passed away Monday after an accidental fall at his home in Asheboro.
Soon, the North Carolina General Assembly will vote on a history-making budget agreement which provides the largest teacher pay raise in North Carolina history and creates the North Carolina Education Endowment.
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