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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 […]

Jul 25

ICYMI: Wade Hits Gov. Cooper for Brown-Nosing Media Allies

Raleigh, N.C. – Sen. Trudy Wade (R-Guilford) issued the following statement following Gov. Roy Cooper’s Veto of House Bill 205: “Gov. Cooper’s veto of bipartisan legislation eliminating special carve-outs for the newspaper industry makes it clear his number one priority is brown-nosing those who cover him – to the detriment of the newspaper employees being denied workers […]

Jun 19

House, Senate Leaders Announce Budget Deal

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) held a joint press conference Monday to announce details of the roughly $23 billion budget and tax relief agreement reached between the state House and Senate. As a result of responsible budgeting decisions, millions of middle-class families and job-creating small businesses will keep more […]

Jun 6

Senate Acts to Put Constitutional Amendment Protecting Right to Hunt and Fish on Ballot

Sens. Danny Britt (R-Robeson), Andrew Brock (R-Davie) and Norman Sanderson (R-Pamlico) filed legislation Tuesday that would let voters in the November 2018 election decide whether to amend the North Carolina Constitution to safeguard citizens’ right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife. Twenty-one other states already guarantee this right in their constitutions. Hunting and fishing are […]

May 13

Lee, Rabon Secure Permanent Film Grant Funding

Senators Michael Lee (R-New Hanover) and Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) issued the following statement last week regarding film grant funding in the senate budget. “We are pleased this year’s senate budget again makes $30 million in total funding available for the film grant program. More importantly, for the first time we’ve converted $15 million of the film […]

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