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Urgent: Help Override Perdue’s Vetoes

July 11, 2011 J

Americans for Prosperity and Mayor Pat McCrory Team Up To Support Override of Governor Perdue’s Vetoes of The Energy Jobs Act, Medical Malpractice Reform and Regulatory Reform Act

Americans for Prosperity also urges activists to attend an event Wednesday at 11 A.M. at General Assembly

(Raleigh) Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory will be urging voters to contact their members of the General Assembly this week as part of Americans for Prosperity’s effort to override Governor Perdue’s job killing vetoes of the Energy Jobs Act, Medical Malpractice Reform and the Regulatory Reform Act.

“Governor Perdue cast a series of highly political vetoes of bi-partisan legislation designed to create jobs in North Carolina. With hundreds of thousands of North Carolina citizens out of work, Perdue vetoed job creating bills like the energy jobs act, the regulatory reform act, and medical malpractice reform,” said Pat McCrory.

Veto Bev Purdue – Make Your Voice Heard!

July 01, 2011 J

Beverly Perdue has shown a complete lack of willingness to work beyond party lines since she took office. In 2010 the people of North Carolina voted in a conservative majority in the House and Senate for the first time in over 130 years. Voters indicated they wanted real change and a new direction for our state’s future. Beverly Perdue has since vetoed an unprecedented eleven bills - bills that are overwhelmingly supported by citizens from all party affiliations, including laws preventing worthless lawsuits against doctors, and even job-creating tax cuts. Americans for Prosperity - North Carolina will continue to fight against these bad policies and fight for free market legislation.

Help us fight the Governor’s bad policies! We ask you graciously today to donate $20, $50, $100 or more to Americans for Prosperity - North Carolina to help promote lower taxes, fiscal responsibility, and job creation. Thank you in advance.

U.S. Supreme Court Declares Parts of North Carolina’s Forced Political Speech Scheme Unconstitutional

June 28, 2011 J

U.S. Supreme Court Declares Parts of North Carolina’s Forced Political Speech Scheme Unconstitutional

Americans for Prosperity calls on General Assembly to Repeal All Forced Taxpayer Support of Political Campaigns

The Supreme Court of the United States struck down an Arizona law offering extra taxpayer funds to candidates who accepted public funds and who faced an opponent who relied on private money. The court noted that both Maine and North Carolina have adopted matching-funds laws similar to Arizona's.

Free Market Wins in Historic Legislative Session

June 21, 2011 J

After one of the most efficient and productive free market legislative sessions in modern history, the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned early Saturday, June 18th, 2011.

Before the session began, we publicized our 2011-2012 policy goals. We also sent our list to each state legislator and then worked with our grassroots activists to promote these goals throughout the session. We also worked with legislators on their own proposals to advance economic freedom.

Here are the highlights of AFP's goals and legislative outcomes:

Breaking News: Taxes to Expire after Veto Override

June 15, 2011 J

Early this morning, a super majority of the North Carolina House kept a promise to taxpayers that a billion dollars in temporary taxes would expire at the end of this month. With all the cynicism in politics, it is refreshing to see politicians that signed AFP pledges against raising taxes keep that promise.

Voters should have renewed confidence in trusting some elected officials to keep their word. This afternoon the State Senate gave final approval to the North Carolina State Budget by overriding Governor Perdue's Budget Veto. We applaud this historic first-ever veto override vote.