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Feb 11

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Cut Gas Tax, Provide Tax Deduction to Teachers

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Senate tentatively passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to cut and freeze the gas tax to 35 cents per gallon effective March 1. The bill changes how the gas tax is calculated, providing much-needed funding stability to help protect critical transportation projects. And it provides a tax deduction for teachers who purchase classroom supplies […]

Jun 13

N&O: Senate GOP calls on candidate to denounce ‘dirty’ green money

An excerpt from the News and Observer’s report on the Senate Caucus’ call for liberal Democrat Sarah Crawford to denounce the special interests that employ her husband and are trying to get her elected.  The state Senate Republican caucus on Tuesday rallied behind one of its own, Sen. Chad Barefoot, who is the object of […]

Apr 18

Senate Leaders Move NC Closer to Energy Jobs and Economic Security

The Senate Energy Policy Issues Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved draft legislation to move North Carolina one step closer toward the responsible creation of an energy jobs sector in North Carolina. The Clean Energy and Economic Security Act, proposed by Sen. Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg), is a comprehensive plan to increase domestic energy production, ensure energy […]

May 18

Republican Leaders Reach Compromise with Governor on State Health Plan

Republican legislative leaders reached a compromise with Gov. Beverly Perdue Wednesday on sweeping changes to save the State Health Plan. The compromise, HB 578, gives State Health Plan administrators the option to use available cash balance reserves in the upcoming fiscal year to offer a free coverage option to active state employees and teachers – […]

May 11

Legislative leaders urge Court to strike down health care law

Raleigh, N.C. – President Obama’s federal health care law is unconstitutional, violates states’ rights, and would bust the state budget, according to an Amicus brief leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly filed Wednesday. The case, State of Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., is being considered by the […]

Mar 24

Senate approves health plan reforms that will save millions

Faced with rising health care costs and a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, the North Carolina Senate on Thursday approved responsible changes to the state health plan that will help shore up hundreds of millions of dollars without cutting jobs. Senate Bill 265 passed tentatively.  It keeps costs low while mitigating impacts to rank-and-file state employees.  […]

Sep 23

Louis Pate Launches New TV Ad

Louis Pate is a conservative business owner and former Air Force pilot running in District 5 (Greene, Pitt, and Wayne Counties). Watch below as his granddaughters explain the 5 reasons you should vote for Louis Pate for NC Senate in his first television ad of the election season. And, be sure to visit his campaign website and donate to help him keep the ad on the air!

Sep 22

Rick Gunn Launches New TV Ad

Rick Gunn, the Republican Senate Candidate for District 24 (Alamance and Caswell Counties) has launched his first television ad. In the ad, Gunn a conservative businessman, tells of his plans to create jobs by addressing wasteful spending, burdensome government, and skyrocketing taxes. Watch Rick Gunn’s new ad below and visit him online at gunnforncsenate.com.

May 25

Nesbitt solicits lobbyists during Legislative Session

The N&O reports Senate Democrat Leader Martin Nesbitt shamelessly admitted to soliciting campaign “support” at an event attended by lobbyists last week. It is illegal to solicit contributions from lobbyists during the legislative session. Nesbitt evidently thought this disclaimer would take care of any problems:

Nesbitt said he was careful about any money pitch. “I told ’em, for those of you in the room who might be lobbyists, if I mention anything about money or anything like that then close your eyes and hold your ears. I am not talking to you.” Click here to read the rest of the story on the N&O website.

This isn’t Nesbitt’s first questionable fundraising activity, last month Nesbitt had the president of the taxpayer funded Advantage West economic development group soliciting campaign cash on his behalf.

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