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Gov. Cooper, Legislative Leaders Announce Deal On K-12 Schools

Gov. Cooper, Legislative Leaders Announce Deal On K-12 Schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders have announced compromise legislation that will mean more K-12 students in North Carolina will return to daily in-person instruction, some almost immediately. Wednesday’s agreement comes nearly two weeks after Cooper vetoed a GOP bill that would have mandated all districts reopen with at…read more »

State Bill Would Eliminate Tax On Military Retirement Pay

State Bill Would Eliminate Tax On Military Retirement Pay

– From the Office of Rep. John Bell – State Representatives John Szoka (R-Cumberland), John Bell (R-Wayne), John Bradford (R-Mecklenburg) and Diane Wheatley (R-Cumberland) filed House Bill 83 today to eliminate the income tax on the retirement pay of military service members. “We want to make North Carolina the most veteran-friendly state in the nation…read more »

N.C. Senate Approves Bill Requiring K-12 Schools To Reopen

N.C. Senate Approves Bill Requiring K-12 Schools To Reopen

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state senators have sent a bill over to the House that would require K-12 public schools to offer an option of at least some in-person instruction to students. Teacher advocates worry about the safety of reopening since the state is not currently allowing those workers to get vaccinated. Gov.…read more »

N.C. Legislature OKs Bill Overturning Cooper Order On Bars

N.C. Legislature OKs Bill Overturning Cooper Order On Bars

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have voted to essentially overturn Gov. Roy Cooper’s order keeping bars closed due to COVID-19, but the governor may be able to block it with his veto stamp. The legislation approved by the Republican-controlled Senate and House on Thursday would allow bars to reopen outdoors only. It also…read more »

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