Rep. Stam’s Bills 2011 – 2012 with Updates

August 7th, 2012 by

HB 2: Protect Health Care Freedom (Stam, Barnhart, Hollo, Murry) House passed by a vote of 69 to 49: 2/22/2011 Senate passed by a vote of 30 to 18: 2/16/2011 Vetoed by the Governor: 3/5/2011 House failed to override veto by a vote of 68 to 51: 3/9/11 Amicus brief from NC Republican Leaders submitted […]

Republican Accomplishments – 2012 Short Session

July 12th, 2012 by

Fiscal Balanced Budget:  On July 2, 2012 Republicans in the House and Senate overrode the Governor’s veto of the $20.17 billion budget adjusted for 2012-2013 (HB 950). This budget increased spending by 2.5% (-0.5% after inflation). No tax rates were increased. The budget provides state employees and teachers a 1.2% raise. It gives retirees a 1% […]

Update on Death Penalty Procedures (SB 416)

June 14th, 2012 by

On Wednesday, Senate Bill 416 “Amend Death Penalty Procedures” passed the House on a final vote of 73 to 47. It has now gone to the Senate for concurrence. The bill alleviates the effects of The Racial Justice Act, which essentially imposed a five to six year moratorium on the death penalty in North Carolina […]

2011 GOP Accomplishments by Policy Issue

June 7th, 2012 by

Fiscal Balanced Budget:        On June 15th, 2011, the House voted 73 – 46 to override the veto of Governor Bev Perdue to balance the state’s budget. Lowered Tax Rates:    The budget contained the largest tax rate cut in the history of North Carolina.  It makes our state more competitive with our neighbors.  It puts almost […]

Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton Recklessly Attacks Gov. Bev Perdue’s K-12 Education Budget for this Year

May 15th, 2012 by

Raleigh- Well, not by name. But in his victory speech Tuesday night he said this concerning the Republican budget’s “extreme cuts” to public education: “But with Pat McCrory and the Republican leadership in the legislature, North Carolina has lost its vision and the people have lost opportunities and our present and our future have been […]

What will the Marriage Amendment do?

February 7th, 2012 by

On May 8, 2012 the voters will decide whether this provision should be added to the State Constitution: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.  This Section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private […]