100 Day Legislative Update

November 2nd, 2011 by

1.  Balanced Budget and Reduced Tax Rates With bipartisan support, the House voted 73 – 46 to override the veto of Governor Bev Perdue.  The House and Senate achieved this historic milestone on June 15, 2011. This fulfills our first two promises to the people of North Carolina:  A balanced budget and a budget that […]

House, Senate Approve Marriage Amendment Referendum

September 14th, 2011 by

Raleigh – During a special session, the North Carolina House passed a constitutional amendment, 75 – 42, to let voters decide whether or not marriage should be defined as solely between one man and one woman.  Ten House Democrats joined Republicans to support the measure.  The Senate voted 30 – 16 to concur. The state’s […]

Democratic Leader Accuses Perdue, Cooper of Hate Speech

September 7th, 2011 by

Democratic Legislative Leader Accuses Governor Bev Perdue And Attorney General Roy Cooper of a form of “Hate Speech” Raleigh – Former Speaker of the House (and now Minority Leader) Joe Hackney (D-Orange) continues to accuse the membership and leadership of both the Democratic and Republican parties of engaging in a “form of hate speech.” On […]

2011 Republican Legislative Accomplishments

August 15th, 2011 by

Notable Republican Bills Signed Into Law House Bill 36 – An act to require counties, cities and employers to use the Federal E-Verify program to verify the work authorization of newly hired employees was signed by the Governor on June 23, 2011. House Bill 92 – An act to repeal the land transfer tax was […]

Attorney General Roy Cooper and Governor Bev Perdue Will Not Defend Health Care Freedom

March 9th, 2011 by

Raleigh – On March 9, 2011 the NC House of Representatives failed to override the Governor’s veto of HB 2, “An Act to Protect the Freedom to Choose Health Care and Health Insurance.” The vote was 68-51 (with a vote of 3/5 being required to pass). In a February 23, 2011 letter to the Governor, sent after […]

Analysis of House Bill 2 in Response to Attorney General Roy Cooper

March 9th, 2011 by

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY Legislative Services Office George R. Hall, Legislative Services Officer To: The Honorable Paul Stam, Majority Leader, N.C. House of Representatives From: Tim Hovis, Shawn Parker, Amy Jo Johnson, Staff Attorneys, Research Division, N.C. General Assembly Date: February 28, 2011 Re: Analysis of House Bill 2 in response to Letter/Memo from the […]