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07/29/14
Raleigh, N.C. – House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) held a joint press conference Tuesday to announce details of the $21.25 billion budget agreement reached between Senate and House conferees this past weekend.  The budget will provide...
07/24/14
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Senate tentatively passed legislation Thursday to reform and restructure the state’s chronically troubled and over-budget Medicaid entitlement program. Below is a joint statement from Sens. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell) and Louis Pate (R-Wayne), co-chairs ...
07/16/14
Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Republicans on Wednesday continued their efforts to improve North Carolina’s climate for job growth by expanding the state’s tools for job recruitment and retention. The proposed committee substitute to House Bill 1224 would expand eligibility for the stat...
07/16/14
Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Republicans announced a comprehensive plan Wednesday to reform and restructure the state’s chronically troubled and over-budget Medicaid entitlement program. The plan meets the critical reform objectives outlined in the two-year budget passed by the House and Senat...
07/15/14
Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Republicans offered their seventh budget compromise proposal Tuesday, which makes major concessions to the House on Medicaid eligibility, teacher assistants and pay raises for teachers and state employees. The Senate’s latest compromise proposal: Adopts ...
07/10/14
Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement Thursday in response to Gov. Pat McCrory’s threat to veto any budget containing teacher pay raises in excess of six percent, including the Senate’s plan to raise teacher salaries by an average 1...
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