State schools superintendent offers budget, including pay raises for teachers

Carolina Journal – State Superintendent Mark Johnson has put a price tag on his plan to make North Carolina the best place for public school educators to begin, learn, and teach by 2030.

Johnson announced #NC2030, his education initiative to improve learning and teaching environments in the state, at a Feb. 19 dinner for legislators, educators, school and district leaders, and business and community leaders. On Friday, March 8, Johnson released his budget recommendations for the 2019-21 fiscal biennium.

#NC2030 is split into three parts: making North Carolina the best place to begin, the best place to learn and pursue career pathways, and the best place to teach. To read more click on https://www.carolinajournal.com/news-article/state-schools-superintendent-offers-budget-including-pay-raises-for-teachers/

Hayes Delegates Day-To-Day Operations Of NCGOP To Party Officers Per Rules

Raleigh, NC — Chairman Hayes today announced he has relinquished most of his day-to-day duties of managing the NCGOP to other constitutional officers. “In the best interest of the party, I make this announcement today and will let our respected officers lead on a temporary basis until our regularly planned party elections this June,” said Hayes. … Read moreHayes Delegates Day-To-Day Operations Of NCGOP To Party Officers Per Rules

UNIQUE WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY

To: 10th and 11th District COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIRS AND LEADERSHIP TEAM
 
UNIQUE WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY
 
Instructor: David Sawyer, Esquire, Past Chairman of The 11th Congressional District and Instructor with the North Carolina Chairman’s Association.
 
This unique workshop is especially designed for you and your officers. All chairman and first and second chairs are invited. The workshop is open to interested Republicans.
 
Republican Party Leadership is a BIG JOB. There are tricks of the trade, standard operating procedures and guidelines to help you. That is why David and others are taking this workshop across North Carolina. 2020, like every year will be full of challenges and TOGETHER we will prevail.
 
Chairman, please invite your leadership team to attend this important strategy workshop.
 
Where: Skyland Fire Department, Long Shoals Road, Asheville, NC
When: April 27, 2019 10:00 AM to 2P:M
 
Drinks, donuts and snacks available.
 
Please reply to me about the number and names of your leaders who will be attending. We need to be sure that we have adequate copies of materials available.
 
Betty Budd: At large member 11th District bbudd2@charter.net

Time for the N.C. Senate to Step Up on Eminent Domain

John Locke Foundation – The Castle Coalition is a national membership organization made up of homeowners and small business owners that want to protect their property from eminent domain abuse. To help its members understand their rights under existing state laws, the organization publishes a 50 State Report Card. The report card describes the protections provided under each state’s eminent domain law and assigns a grade based on “how hard [it is] for the government to take a person’s home or business and give it to someone else for private gain.”

North Carolina earned a C-, which isn’t a satisfactory grade. Only 18 states do worse.

As explained in the John Locke Foundation’s Freedom in North Carolina report, North Carolina’s failure to adequately protect private property from eminent domain abuse is one of the primary reasons why we languish in the bottom half of states, both nationally and regionally in the “regulatory freedom” category.

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JUDGES have NO POWER to MAKE LAW

The Constitution

The U.S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, meaning the WHOLE U.S.A. and its Territories. The laws of any State shall not be contrary to the U.S. Constitution.

From the U.S. Constitution – Article I, Section 1.

“All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

The above clearly means that Congress is the only part of the government that can make new laws or change existing laws, NOT the Supreme Court. So, does it not make sense that the Supreme Court can only ISSUE opinion? Yes. And opinions are not laws. Only A statement of the Court’s thoughts on a considered subject. Not law.

From the U.S. Constitution – Article VI, clause 2

1. The supremacy clause of the federal Constitution (Art. VI, clause 2) “This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.”

Supreme Court “opinions” are NOT part of that supreme law.

From the NC Constitution, Article II, Section 1

The legislative power (to make law) of the State shall be vested in the General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.

No power to make law is given to the Courts or the Judges in the Constitution of the State of North Carolina.