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Equity in Opportunity

Legislation has been introduced in the North Carolina House that aims to fundamentally improve the way the dollar value of an Opportunity Scholarship is calculated. If enacted into law, the measure will further expand school choice options in North Carolina for economically disadvantaged children. Opportunity Scholarships — often referred to as school vouchers — are income-based grants for eligible children

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A Busy First Week

The General Assembly kicked off its first full week of the 2021 long session with the unanimous passage in both the House and Senate of a $2 billion COVID relief package. The lion’s share of the legislation, $1.6 billion, is earmarked for the re-opening of North Carolina’s public schools; the measure also includes nearly $900 million in rental assistance and

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The Honorables Get Back to Work

Although the 155th Biennium of the North Carolina General Assembly officially convened on January 13, the legislature’s real business began in earnest this week when legislators returned to Raleigh to begin filing bills. To assist folks who may be new to the process of lawmaking (or who might benefit from a refresher course), we here at the Carolina Leadership Coalition

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New Ad: Not Done Yet

Forbes magazine named our state the #1 state for business. Why? Because the conservative majority in the legislature has governed responsibly — cutting taxes and regulation, increasing teacher pay and education funding, and saving for emergencies. With conservative reformers in charge, our state’s best days are still ahead.

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Needed Relief for Small Business

This week, the North Carolina House of Representatives Finance committee recommended two COVID-19-related bills (H.B. 1034 and H.B. 1039) which focus on small-business loans. Other benefits of the bills include easing unemployment-claim requirements and waiving tax-filing deadlines.

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