Giving Voters the Opportunity to Protect the Right to Hunt and Fish

Hunting and fishing are integral parts of North Carolina’s heritage, economy and conservation efforts. According to the most recent data available, North Carolina sportsmen and women spent $2.3 billion on hunting and fishing in our state in 2011, generating $249 million in revenue and supporting more than 35,000 local jobs. The state issued 1.87 million hunting […]

Rejecting Gov. Cooper’s Unconstitutional Call for a Special Session

Gov. Roy Cooper attempted to violate Article III, Section 5 of the North Carolina Constitution, which allows him to call for an extra session “on extraordinary occasions, by and with the advice of the Council of State.” Gov. Cooper’s stated purpose for the session was redistricting. But the governor has no constitutional role in redistricting, […]

Senate Passes Bill to Close Unfair Loophole, Protect Workers

The North Carolina Senate tentatively passed bipartisan legislation to help prevent the unfair misclassification of newspaper delivery workers and salespeople as independent contractors. The bill levels the playing field by deleting a special carve-out in the Workers’ Compensation Act that prevents these workers from being classified as “employees” of their publications entitled to benefits such […]