State Representative Frank Iler, a Brunswick County Republican, announced today that he will seek re-election in House District 17 in 2022. The district includes southwestern and northeastern Brunswick County. “It has been an extreme honor and privilege to serve Brunswick County in the North Carolina House of Representatives for the past decade,” said Rep. Iler.…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly we finally got to vote on the biennial budget for 2021 – 2023.  We also passed several bills dealing with election integrity.  After months of negotiations at every level of the N.C. Senate and House of Representatives, the budget was agreed to by the House Speaker, the…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly was unusually quiet.  It was one of those rare weeks that no votes were scheduled in the House of Representatives, and we got to meet all week with citizens back in the district.  The highlight of the week was Veterans’ Day on Thursday, November 11th. Last Monday…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly warmed up considerably, unlike the chilly weather in Raleigh.  Bills for the new district maps for the N.C. House and Senate and for the U.S. Congress were finalized, and another important bill for our small businesses passed.  Another bill on limiting mandates was vetoed by the Governor.…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly was a lot like the previous week.  We had bills coming through both the N.C. House of Representatives and the Senate that had passed one or both chambers and came to final votes before being sent to the Governor for his signature or veto.  At the same…

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Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly was taken up mainly by budget conferences, as the budget chairs appeared to agree on most of the main issues in conflict, and the top leadership began to deliberate to finalize the state budget.  However, several bills of interest came to the House floor for votes. The…

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The last two weeks at the North Carolina General Assembly have been characterized by the expression “Hurry up and wait.”  While a lot of meetings been going on by budget chairmen trying to agree on the many areas of the state budget, the floor sessions have been moved down the schedule by these meetings. On…

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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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