Taxpayer Protection Act

January 1st, 2016 by

What Could Possibly Be Wrong With a “Taxpayer Protection Act?” (SB 607) Representative Paul Stam December 2015 The 2015 NC GOP platform (Article II) states, “The government should tax only to raise money for its essential functions. We support a thorough review of expenditures each year, and we support a tax payer’s bill of rights.” […]

Redistricting in North Carolina

November 20th, 2015 by

Speech by Representative Paul Stam                                                            November 11, 2015 Holtzman Public Policy Forum, North Carolina State University Rep. Grier Martin made the point that we may need to leverage uncertainty. I agree. I love maps –In 3rd grade I had behavioral issues. My mother asked my teacher to allow me to trace maps from the encyclopedia in […]

Legal Rights of Unborn Children in NC – Revised October 2015

October 6th, 2015 by

Legal Rights of Unborn Children in North Carolina By: Paul Stam, Representative of the 37th District Revised October 1, 2015 Abortion and Cloning Law in North Carolina  The first section summarizes the current legal rights of unborn children in North Carolina. The second section is the history of the way that legal rights of unborn […]

Planned Parenthood Revenue

October 2nd, 2015 by

 Planned Parenthood’s Claim that only 3% of its services are abortions By: Paul Stam Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the largest provider of abortions in the United States, performing 327,653abortions in 2013-2014.[1] According to PPFA’s Annual Report from 2013-2014, only 3% of its total services are for abortion procedures.[2] However, a service is […]

Pro Life Legislation Budget Update

October 1st, 2015 by

October 1, 2015 2015 NC Pro-Life Legislation Report Changes Effective On October 1, 2015 SL 2015-62 became law on June 5, 2015. But the provision that requires women to talk with a doctor or other qualified professional 72 hours before having an abortion, unless there’s a medical emergency, goes into effect today. Yesterday it was […]

Eugenics in North Carolina

September 11th, 2015 by

Eugenics in North Carolina By: Rep. Paul Stam and Amy O’Neal Introduction Over 45 years North Carolina forcibly sterilized approximately 7,600 men, women, and children—the third highest number of sterilizations of any state in the country. Although an apology was issued to sterilization victims in 2002, an apology alone was not a sufficient response. In 2013, […]

Op-Ed Response: NC Opportunity Scholarship Program

August 20th, 2015 by

Op-Ed Response North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program August 20, 2015 In July 2015 the North Carolina Supreme Court issued an opinion declaring the Opportunity Scholarship program to be constitutional. There is strong interest and support for this scholarship program that allows low-income and working class families to send their children to the private school of […]

Stuart v. Camnitz: Setting the Standard of Care

August 14th, 2015 by

Please click on the below link to learn more about the background, court case, and how the case has set a standard of care for abortion providers in North Carolina. Stuart v Camnitz – Setting the Standard of Care Stuart v. Camnitz – Setting the Standard of Care_Sources

July 2015 Newsletter

July 24th, 2015 by

July 24, 2015 Friends, Much has happened since I last wrote to you on June 30, 2015. Several other budget initiatives address school choice: Each budget increases funding for Opportunity Scholarships from $10.8M to $17.6M. These scholarships provide school choice for low and moderate income families who switch from public to a private school up […]

NC Supreme Court Declares Opportunity Scholarship Program Constitutional

July 23rd, 2015 by

Raleigh, NC – Today, the North Carolina Supreme Court issued an opinion declaring the Opportunity Scholarship Program to be constitutional. Today’s ruling is the final decision in this case.  It cannot be appealed to the federal courts. No federal claims were raised. “Two-hundred and twenty-four schools worked with parents to allow students to attend the […]

Party Platform Comparisons – Not a Dime’s Worth of Difference?

July 16th, 2015 by

Every year I prepare a comparison of NCGOP and NCDEM Party Platforms. I have provided the key points on the attached document. 2015 Party Platform Comparison The full platforms can be found at the following places: http://www.ncgop.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/2015-NCGOP-Platform.pdf http://www.ncdp.org/sites/ncdems/files/NCDP%20Resolution%20Booklet%20FINAL%202014.pdf I hope you find this information useful. Rep. Paul Stam

800th Anniversary of Magna Carta Speech at John Locke Special Event

June 30th, 2015 by

Representative Paul Stam Speaker Pro Tempore House of Representatives North Carolina General Assembly  June 25, 2015 (revised October 2015)  Magna Carta was a deal between the nobility and King John. He was a really bad king. He was in deep trouble and barely kept the crown, and perhaps his life, by making 63 campaign promises. […]

June 2015 Newsletter

June 30th, 2015 by

June 30, 2015 Friends, Much has happened since I last wrote to you on May 28, 2015. The pro-life bill HB 465 is now law. Enhanced conscience protection for health care providers is effective immediately. The increased waiting periods after informed consent has been obtained from 24 hours to 72 hours will be effective October 1, […]

May 2015 Newsletter

May 28th, 2015 by

May 28, 2015 Friends, Much has happened since I last wrote to you on April 17, 2015. Praise God!  The prolife bill HB 465 passed the House 74 to 45.  It increases waiting periods after informed consent has been obtained from 24 hours to 72 hours.  In contrast a Medicaid sterilization requires a 30 day […]

Indian Gaming Resources

May 4th, 2015 by

Below you will find the 2011 Tribal-State Compact, the Addendum to the 2011 Compact, and transcriptions of the House and Senate debates of Session Law 2012-6, “An Act to Authorize Additional Class III Gambling on Indian Lands Pursuant to a Tribal-State Gaming Compact, to Create the Indian Gaming Education Revenue Fund, and to Appropriate Funds.” I […]

NC House Passes 72 Hour Waiting Period 74-45

April 24th, 2015 by

From the Office of Rep. Jacqueline M. Schaffer House of Representatives District 105 — Mecklenburg County  PRESS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 — RALEIGH – House Bill 465: 72 Hours Informed Consent by Person or Phone passed the House by a vote of 74 – 45. While the bill improves data collection on […]

Why Religious Freedom is needed in NC

April 20th, 2015 by

Why is NCRFRA needed now It is fundamentally a legal issue, but not difficult to follow.  The PowerPoint show covers it in 2:40. Hope some of you may find it useful.

The April Report

April 17th, 2015 by

April 17, 2015 Friends, Much has happened since I last wrote you on the Ides of March. The General Assembly passed and the Governor signed Senate Bill 20 which stabilizes the gas tax for the rest of the year at $.36 /gallon. This is a temporary tax rate decrease followed by a temporary tax rate increase followed […]

Beware of the Ides of March… Myth vs. Reality in Raleigh

March 16th, 2015 by

Friends, Yesterday was the Ides of March. For many years tax returns were due on March 15th.  That had to change when tax preparation became so complicated that nobody could do it by then. This was also the day Julius Caesar was assassinated “Et tu Brute.”  Next Sunday is the Vernal Equinox.  So this seems […]

Speaker Pro Tempore Acceptance Speech – Magna Carta in 2015

January 20th, 2015 by

2015 Organizational Session North Carolina House of Representatives Rep. Paul Stam – Acceptance Speech January 14, 2015 (edited for grammar and clarity) Click HERE to listen to the audio. Click HERE for a Video of Rep. Stam’s speech on the Magna Carta by Kelly McCullen – Sr. Producer, UNC-TV’s “Legislative Week in Review” Speaker Pro Tempore […]