In 2007, Governor Mike Easley and then-Lieutenant Governor Bev Perdue imposed a mandate on utility companies that raised your family’s energy bills and will continue to raise it every single year! Our General Assembly has a chance to right this wrong and lower your power bill by voting YES on House Bill 298 which gets [...]
Passage of the state budget without tax increases; Lower overall tax burden in North Carolina; Support for Constitutional Spending Limits that could include: 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; Keeping North Carolina as a “Right-to-work State,” by [...]
Nearly two years ago, President Obama signed his deeply unpopular health care package into law. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to review the constitutionality of several elements of that package, including the individual mandate. We may not get a better chance to overturn this affront to our health care freedom; that's why we're taking action now, and we need your help!
Americans for Prosperity just launched a redesigned website - www.HandsOffMyHealthCare.com - complete with a People's Brief to the Supreme Court. Americans for Prosperity believes that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and that the President's entire health care law must be struck down with it.
Americans for Prosperity is proud to co-sponsor the Civitas Institutes 2012 Conservative Leadership Conference, March 2-3, 2012, located at the Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh. This conference is shaping up to be an exciting event with great speakers including Charles Krauthammer, columnist and political commentator; Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute; Jason Lewis, nationally syndicated radio host; and Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State.
Seats are filling up! But you can still purchase a ticket for the full event. Also, Civitas had an overwhelming demand for meal-only tickets so they opened up admission for the Friday evening dinner and Keynote presentation by Charles Krauthammer for $75 per ticket. In addition, you can now purchase tickets to lunch sessions with American Enterprise Institute President, Arthur Brooks on Friday, and nationally syndicated radio host, Jason Lewis on Saturday!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 26, 2012
CONTACT: Dallas Woodhouse at DWoodhouse@afphq.org or (919) 671-1050
Gov. Perdue's Decision to Retire Reflects Bad Policies
According to the Washington Post, Governor Bev Perdue will announce today that she will not seek re-election this fall. The announcement expected to come later today comes just one week after her ill-timed proposal to raise $800 million in taxes.
Americans for Prosperity North Carolina State Director Dallas Woodhouse released the following statement:
Governor Perdue has relentlessly pursued an agenda of higher taxes and bigger government. Her opposition to free-market reforms such as allowing temporary sales and income tax hikes to expire, medical malpractice reform, regulatory reform, and the energy jobs act, has simply made her unelectable."
Bad policy makes bad politics. Her decision today is a reflection of her failed policy positions.