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Oct 17

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Could Increase Judges’ Accountability to Voters

Raleigh, N.C. – In response to polling showing strong voter support for more frequent elections for judges by an almost 40 point margin, statements from Democrat legislators, and Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent flip-flop on merit selection and support for judicial elections, Senate Rules Chairman Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) filed legislation Tuesday to give voters in […]

Oct 9

Legislative Leaders Respond to Governor’s Veto of Electoral Freedom Act

Raleigh, NC – Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) and Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), chairmen of their respective chambers’ elections committees, responded to Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 656, the Electoral Freedom Act of 2017. “Gov. Cooper’s veto is disappointing, though perhaps it’s unsurprising that the plurality winner of the closest gubernatorial election in North […]

Oct 4

Override of Governor’s Veto Allows for GenX Solution

Raleigh, N.C. – A bill empowering local officials to find, treat and remove the contaminant GenX from the lower Cape Fear region’s water supply is now law after the state Senate on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 56. “It’s a shame that families in the lower Cape Fear region […]

Aug 29

Senator Bill Cook to Retire in 2018

Raleigh, N.C. – Four-term state lawmaker Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election in 2018. Below is a statement from Sen. Cook: “When I first earn the right to represent the folks of Eastern North Carolina in 2011 – our state had some of the highest taxes in the Southeast, regulations were strangling our […]

Aug 21

Senator Barefoot Announces Retirement

Senator Chad Barefoot (R-Wake) released the following statement announcing his plans to retire: “Next year will mark my ninth legislative session since I started as an intern in the Minority Leader’s office. Since 2009, it’s been an honor to serve the state in so many roles – intern, staffer and legislator. And it’s been a […]

Aug 15

Senators Will Call Legislative Hearing to Get Answers on GenX

Raleigh, N.C. – Members of the North Carolina Senate announced Tuesday they intend to call a legislative hearing to obtain answers after Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration failed to answer the overwhelming majority of direct questions they posed about inconsistencies in his administration’s handling of the discharge of GenX in the Cape Fear River and how his additional appropriations […]

Aug 9

Senators Respond to Cooper’s Request on GenX

Raleigh, N.C. – The co-chairs of the Senate Committee on Agriculture / Environment / Natural Resources and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources, as well as senators representing the lower Cape Fear region responded Wednesday to a request from Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration for an additional appropriation to monitor and study GenX.  Below is the […]

Aug 3

Senator Tucker Announces Retirement

Senator Tommy Tucker on Thursday announced he will not seek re-election to the N.C. Senate. Senator Tucker has represented Union County’s District 35 seat for four terms since his first election in 2010. Senator Tucker made the following statement: “I have long believed in term limits for judges and politicians. After serving four terms in the N.C. […]

Aug 2

Joint Redistricting Committee Seeks Public Input on Criteria

Raleigh, NC: Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) and Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), chairmen of their respective chambers’ redistricting committees, announced Wednesday they are seeking comments from the public on criteria for drawing new legislative maps at the joint committee meeting scheduled for Friday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. The chairs reemphasized that public comment is already being accepted via the […]

Jul 27

Bill Protecting N.C. Military Installations, Jobs Becomes Law

Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow) responded Thursday after Gov. Roy Cooper signed legislation that would, among other things, protect the state’s military installations by instituting a temporary pause on new wind turbines that could inadvertently compromise them: “Regardless of Gov. Cooper’s incorrect assumptions about why I support this bill, I am grateful he […]

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