While the weather in Raleigh was unsettled last week, the atmosphere inside the North Carolina General Assembly was hot and blustery.  Bills were focused on increasing educator pay, storm recovery funds, tax reform, and making sure non-citizens don’t vote in our elections.  I supported these bills, as I believe they are good policy and are…

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After a week back in our districts, the N.C. House of Representatives returned to Raleigh last week.  While the atmosphere at the North Carolina General Assembly was warming up with important committee meetings and bill debates, some very important events were also taking place in Brunswick County. Last Monday, Brunswick County’s Manager, Ann Hardy, was…

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While meetings were going on several days last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, most of the action on the House floor was on Wednesday.  We passed parts of the 2019 – 2021 budget, also known as “mini-budgets”.  This has been necessary since the Governor vetoed the state budget bill back in June. Since…

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Even with the hot days in Raleigh last week, the week started coolly in the North Carolina General Assembly. Then things heated up when we started debating bills to fund the “Raise the Age” legislation and to remove non-citizens from the voting rolls. Most of the action was on Wednesday. The first action in the…

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Last week in Raleigh was much cooler than the long, hot summer months experienced this year.  The mood in the North Carolina General Assembly had also cooled somewhat.  There were several unanimous votes in the House and the Senate on very good policy bills and a desire to get some time back in our districts. …

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The last two weeks have been very eventful, both in the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh and in the coastal parts of our state.  After Hurricane Dorian ran up the coast the first week of the month, the legislature created a storm last week by the House overriding the Governor’s veto of the state…

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Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly we had a new group of bills giving Highway Patrol, correctional officers, and other state employees their budgeted raises, reducing testing for our public school students, and combating election fraud. Last Wednesday was a big day for many of the state employees, who have been wondering about…

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As the heat in Raleigh tried to moderate last week, the temperature inside the Legislative Building seemed to go up.  A group of controversial bills came to the House floor, received extensive debate, and had close votes.  We had bills on immigration, farming, and utility rates.  The Governor vetoed more bills on immigration and outdoor…

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One good thing about a short week in Raleigh is the chance to meet with people back home in the district.  Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly ended in time to get back Thursday to the district.  We had a comprehensive health bill on the House floor in Monday night’s session, we had…

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Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly was a longer week than most summer sessions with voting sessions in the House on four days, as well as several committee meetings.  We were able to get final House action on bills on small business health insurance, rural hospital financial assistance, and standards of student conduct. …

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