RALEIGH, NC – Today Americans for Prosperity, North Carolina’s foremost advocate for economic freedom, announced its legislative agenda for the 2014 session of the North Carolina General Assembly.
“North Carolina has proven itself to be a leader in free-market reforms at the state level. We believe that the 2014 session will continue that trend,” said, John Dudley, North Carolina State Director for Americans for Prosperity. “Even though this session is called the ‘short session,’ there are still plenty of opportunities to advance economic freedom through tax, health care, and government reforms.”
In the 2014 Legislative Session, Americans for Prosperity intends to promote the following goals:
- Passage of a state budget, without tax increases;
- Passage of a State Constitutional Amendment on Eminent Domain;
- Passage of legislation to remove North Carolina from the federal government’s Common Core State Standards Initiative;
- Patient-centered health care reform through reform of the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws;
- Reform of municipal privilege licensing taxes;
- Advocating a “rollback” of North Carolina’s Renewable Portfolio Standard;
- Expansion of school choice programs for North Carolina families;
- Medicaid reform that will prevent the risk of cost overruns by state government;
- Support for Spending Limits that could include a Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) that would limit government spending to the increase in population and inflation and/or legislative supermajority requirement to raise taxes;
- Oppose legislation re-implementing the state’s film production tax incentives; and
- In general, greatly reducing the regulatory burden on businesses and citizens.
For further information or an interview, please contact Donald Bryson at DBryson@afphq.org or 919-710-0484