ISSUES – Leg Leadership
Reduced Regulations and Taxes
As a member of the Republican led legislature, Scott has helped lead the fight in reducing corporate and personal income tax rates, including providing a tax cut to working families. The reductions in tax rates and burdensome regulations has made us more competitive with surrounding states and has helped position North Carolina as the #1 state for business. We must continue tax policies which ensure our competitiveness.
Standup Against Sanctuary Sheriffs
Our local and state law enforcement officers do a tremendous job protecting our families. Unfortunately, there are seven sheriffs out of 100 in North Carolina who choose to ignore the law and refuse to cooperate with federal law enforcement. These “Sanctuary Sheriffs” must be compelled to honor ICE detainers and follow their oaths of office. Scott has been leading the fight on this issue.
Defend the Constitution Against Government Overreach
Governor Cooper and the Democrats in the General Assembly are trying to push North Carolina further left. We must continue to defend the 2nd Amendment and fight the judges who legislate from the bench on issues like Voter ID. Scott has a proven track record on these issues and has been endorsed by the NRA in past elections.
Governor Cooper vetoed common sense legislation known as the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” This shows how far to the left he and the Democratic leaders in the General Assembly are willing to go appease their base. We must continue to honor life and resist the continued attempts to move North Carolina to the left.
Prioritize Investment in Infrastructure
There are $40 billion in identified – but still unfunded – road construction needs. North Carolina continues to experience significant population and traffic growth throughout the state and that growth must be followed by expanded infrastructure.
Competitive Jobs Environment
We need to keep a focus on job recruitment and retention. A competitive business environment, coupled with a great quality of life and the nation’s best workforce, will keep more companies relocating and expanding across North Carolina. While there are continued successes in the largest urban centers, we must work equally hard to expand opportunities in the rural parts of our state. Continuing to expand high speed broadband internet and critical infrastructure – such as water & sewer and interstate quality roads – to all areas of the state are necessities to a successful statewide program.
Continue to focus spending on key budget items which are core state government functions. Transportation, education, and public safety are the areas of highest priority for public dollars. Too often politicians of both parties are desperate to “fix problems” but it is as important to stay focused to ensure state money is being spent only on what are state responsibilities.
Support Law Enforcement
Our law enforcement officers at all levels need to know that their elected leaders support them. Scott has had a strong and consistent record of supporting our state and federal law enforcement community.