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NC Supreme Court Approves Opportunity Scholarships

July 23, 2015

Opinions from the Court available here and here RALEIGH – Americans for Prosperity, one of North Carolina’s leading advocates for educational freedom, issued a statement today celebrating the state’s Supreme Court overturning constitutional challenges to the state’s means-tested Opportunity Scholarship program. “The decision by the highest court in our state is first, and foremost, a win for […]

AFP Urges NC Senate to Pass Bill Delaying President Obama’s EPA Policy

July 23, 2015

Committee substitute protects North Carolinians from overregulation RALEIGH – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) North Carolina, the state’s leading advocate for a free-market energy policy, urged the state senate to vote for a committee substitute which passed the NC Senate Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources committee yesterday.  THe legislation will delay implementation of the […]

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AFP: Time for State Leaders to Stand Up to EPA’s “Clean Power” rule

August 03, 2015

Group urges state leaders to protect economy by refusing to submit a plan RALEIGH – Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the state’s leading advocate for commonsense, free-market energy policies, urged North Carolina leaders to decline to submit a plan to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s sweeping and controversial “Clean Power Plan” rule. AFP pointed out that Alpha Natural Resources in neighboring Virginia has declared bankruptcy in response […]

Kyzer: Solar industry claims contradict state environment agency

July 29, 2015

By: Joseph Kyzer, Communications Director  Throughout debate this session surrounding North Carolina’s green energy mandate, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), its advocates have quietly stopped touting the supposed environmental benefits.  The reasons are simple: there are none, there are no studies showing any, the policy actually harms the environment and the N.C. Dept. of Environment and […]

News & Observer Opinion: Council hurting downtown businesses

July 29, 2015

Published in the Raleigh News & Obserer July 31, 2015  Emma Benson, Wake County Field Director  Regarding the July 29 news article “Raleigh eyes limiting sidewalk use by bars”: Entrepreneurial activity in Raleigh is bringing new life into our formerly blighted downtown.  However, potential “sidewalk seating” regulations could chase out the businesses that are bringing dollars […]

AFP Urges State Lawmakers to Delay Implementing EPA’s 111d Rule

July 22, 2015

State Director Donald Bryson Provides Testimony in Support of HB 571 Today RALEIGH – Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) North Carolina State Director, Donald Bryson, provided testimony today to the NC Senate Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources in support of House Bill 571. The legislation will delay implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial Clean Power […]

Washington Times: Donald Bryson explains opposition to green energy mandates

July 17, 2015

Coverage follows Wall Street Journal Opinion Editorial RALEIGH – State Director Donald Bryson of Americans for Prosperity North Carolina was quoted this week in a Washington Times article about an energy reform trend emerging in a half-dozen states this year. North Carolina joins Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Texas and Kansas as a state eyeing reform […]

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