Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly, many bills that had crossed over from the House to the Senate had passed that chamber and were back for concurrence by the House.  Statewide bills that had been introduced much earlier passed their final votes and went to the Governor.  Several local bills also passed, and…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly saw legislation that impacted our international situation, as well as our local area here in Brunswick County.  All the while, budget negotiations continued at the highest levels. Last Wednesday, House Resolution 973 – Urge President and Congress on Afghanistan was adopted by your House of Representatives.  As…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly saw many House and Senate bills moving through both chambers, while high level negotiations began on the state budget items in controversy.  These bills impact many areas of our lives, from statewide to local concerns. Senate Bill 191 – No Patient Left Alone Act ensures patient visitation…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly the budget debates were heating up inside the N.C. House of Representatives, just as the weather was hitting true August temperatures in the 90s outside.  Besides the biennial budget for 2021 – 2023, the House passed regulatory reform, expanded in-state tuition for veterans, prohibited child marriage, increased…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly was all about the budget negotiations in the House of Representatives and a major energy modernization bill.  Most other bills dealt with technical corrections and requested local actions. The energy bill, House Bill 951 – Modernize Energy Generation, seeks to retire coal-fired plants in an orderly fashion…

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This past week at the North Carolina General Assembly was somewhat shortened by the impending July 4th Independence Day falling on the weekend.  We in the House were holding many meetings on the state budget. Also, there were several bills of interest that were working their way through the committee process.  They deal with wastewater…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly the weather in Raleigh cooled down while the pace of business in the House and Senate was heating up.  The Senate voted on their budget in major committees and on the floor, finishing the final vote on Friday and sending the budget to the House.  In the…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly was as calm on the surface as a tidal pool, but with big rolling waves in the background.  While announcements of surplus funds and delays in the state budget were on everyone’s minds, we in the House were passing some commonsense bills.  Some of the bills we…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly the drought was definitely over, both inside the Legislative Building as well as outside.   Both chambers, the House and Senate, began taking up bills that had come over from the other chamber.  Some of the key bills that had passed the Senate earlier and passed the House…

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Unfortunately, a precinct chair and former left-wing candidate in the opposition party is disseminating false information and distorting the purpose of HB 831, of which I am a primary sponsor. This bill is very clear in its scope: it prevents cities and sanitary districts / water authorities from infringing upon our citizens’ property rights by…

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