Four months after being overwhelmingly passed in the House, the Restore Campus Free Speech Act has become law. House Bill 527 is bipartisan ‘campus free speech’ legislation that strengthens standards for free expression in our state university system and mandates that all public universities “ensure the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression.” HB527 […]
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest lays out the facts on public education spending contained in the General Assembly’s 2017-2018 Biennium Budget.
“With the passage of Senate Bill 257, our state will designate September 11th as First Responders Day, to honor those brave men and women who suit up each day to protect and serve our communities throughout North Carolina. I want to thank the leadership of the General Assembly, and in particular Senator Norm Sanderson, for […]
Bipartisan legislation passed the House on Wednesday strengthening standards for free expression in the state university system and mandating that all public universities “ensure the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression.” Currently, there are no statutes addressing free speech for the University of North Carolina (UNC) institutions. House Bill 527, modeled after the Goldwater Institute‘s policy report Campus […]
With an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 109 to 8, the North Carolina House yesterday afternoon passed the “BRIGHT Futures Act” (House Bill 68) to accelerate the build-out of digital infrastructure in rural and other underserved areas of our state. Representative Szoka was the primary sponsor of the bill. The goal is to bring greater economic prosperity to […]
Today, Representative Szoka introduced the BRIGHT Futures Act, a Bill focused on accelerating digital infrastructure and economic development in rural and unserved areas of North Carolina by connecting them to the key markets of Broadband, Retail online services, Internet of Things, GridPower, Healthcare, and Training and Education. Representatives Jason Saine (97th District), Susan Martin (8th […]
[youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/Q7Kc4cjiuKI” width=”580″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″ fs=”1″ border=”1″ hd=”1″] Lt. Governor Dan Forest sets the record straight on education funding in North Carolina. For more of Lt. Governor Forest’s informative videos, be sure to visit his YouTube Channel.
On March 7, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest announced that he would propose a bill be introduced this year that he’s calling the “Campus Free Expression Act.” The legislation would require a discipline policy for any students who interrupt the free expression of others. Forest is working on a draft of the bill with the help of Stanley Kurtz, […]
[youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/oUgT0r4WRb8″ width=”590″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″ fs=”1″ border=”1″ hd=”1″] Those who think that one person cannot make a difference in the law have never met Laurie Powell. In this video, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest explains how, through her hard work, a new law was passed to help protect group home residents from sexual abuse. We first […]
[youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/wFfBktCBXwk” width=”590″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″ fs=”1″ border=”1″ hd=”1″] Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest recaps three years of North Carolina’s economic success in an excellent three minute video.