Enforcement and HB2

December 1st, 2016 by

Enforcement of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB2) S.L.2016-3 I have received inquiries about enforcement of Part I of this law. These inquiries echo media and pundits who completely misunderstand and claim that the law is unenforceable. Most new laws do not contain within themselves their own enforcement provisions. If they did, the […]

Debate Transcripts – North Carolina General Assembly – 2009-2016

November 18th, 2016 by

This online publication is unlike any you have ever seen. It consists of transcripts of many of the debates in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2009-2016. Some debates in the Senate and some debates in committees are included. I have prefaced each section with my comments for context. I enjoy primary sources. When […]

CoStar Group – A Tale of Two Cities

November 1st, 2016 by

Last week CoStar Group announced that it chose to locate a 730-job expansion in Richmond, VA instead of Charlotte, NC. The Charlotte Observer reported on October 28th that the incentives package for Virginia totaled $10.6 million, while North Carolina’s was $9.7 million. CoStar CEO Andrew Florance was quoted in the Washington Post as saying that […]

The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of the NCAA (and ACC) – Part II

October 25th, 2016 by

Greensboro vs. Four New Locations A Policy Comparison   Introduction  “The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of the NCAA” was distributed on September 13th, before the NCAA (and ACC) chose alternative locations for championships. In several cases the boycott of North Carolina resulted in the relocation of championships from Greensboro, NC to other venues where the actual laws […]

Abortion Reporting in HB 465 – The Truth

October 17th, 2016 by

Planned Parenthood recently posted this video on YouTube ominously claiming that the Governor is stockpiling women’s sonograms in his filing cabinet in Raleigh. The claim is nonsense. See this advisory for the actual facts about the reporting requirements in House Bill 465, “Women and Children’s Protection Act of 2015.”

“Choose Life” License Plate Now Available!

September 30th, 2016 by

Dear Friends, On Tuesday, September 27th I received a very special package in the mail containing my new North Carolina “Choose Life” license plate! It is now proudly displayed on my car. I want to express special thanks to Rep. Mitch Gillespie whose tireless work for so many years made this possible. Planned Parenthood fought […]

The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of the NCAA – Part I

September 14th, 2016 by

Citing a commitment to “fairness and inclusion,” the NCAA announced September 12 that it will move seven championship events out of North Carolina during the 2016-17 school year.  The hypocrisy of the NCAA’s “commitment” is breathtaking.  The organization selectively boycotts North Carolina for policies it claims are unique to our state-but actually are common throughout […]

Teacher Pay: Rhetoric vs. Reality

September 8th, 2016 by

In the 2014-15 budget North Carolina teachers received an average 6.92% pay raise, the largest raise in the country that year. The 2015-16 budget provided a further increase with an average 2.2% pay raise. In the 2016-17 budget teachers received an average 4.7% pay raise which is projected to raise average teacher pay to over […]

A Look at Teacher Compensation in North Carolina

September 2nd, 2016 by

Teacher compensation packages are a combination of a teacher’s state salary, benefits and local supplements (where applicable).  Check out this detailed analysis of teacher compensation in 39 counties across the state.

Pro Life Legislation & Litigation in North Carolina

September 1st, 2016 by

Pro Life Legislation & Litigation in North Carolina SL 2011-60: Unborn Victims of Violence Act/Ethen’s Law: Creates criminal offenses for acts committed against pregnant women without consent that cause the death or injury of an unborn child. NOT CHALLENGED IN COURT. SL 2011-145: Appropriations Act of 2011, Sec. 29.23(a)-(c): Limits state abortion funding in the […]

2015-2016 Session Property Legislation Summary

September 1st, 2016 by

Check out this article for an update on the General Assembly’s 2015-2016 Property Legislation.

North Carolina House of Representatives Prayers 2015-2016

September 1st, 2016 by

Prayers in the North Carolina House of Representatives – 2015 to 2016 This link takes you to the collected prayers offered in the North Carolina House during the 2015-2016 biennium. The impetus for this project was not spiritual but legal. With the legal reasons for this collection no longer relevant I share them with you […]

Voter ID Laws – Annual American Bar Association Meeting

August 10th, 2016 by

Rep. Stam recently spoke on Voter ID laws at the Annual American Bar Association Meeting in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, August 6th, 2016.  Below is a glimpse of some of the information he provided during his talk. US Court of Appeals 4th Circuit Voter ID Brief by Rep. Stam POLLS and PHOTO ID A recent poll […]

School Choice Program Updates

August 10th, 2016 by

The 2016 General Assembly made several changes to the Opportunity Scholarship Program & the Disabilities Grant Program. The new overview of the programs are outlined below in the two presentations. Opportunity Scholarship Program Disabilities Grant Program      

School Choice Summary

August 1st, 2016 by

Short Session 2016

Traditional Public Education Summary

August 1st, 2016 by

Short Session 2016

Rep. Stam’s Bills from the 2015-2016 Biennium

July 21st, 2016 by

Click below to see legislation that Rep. Stam has been involved in this 2015-2016 Biennium. 2015-2016 Legislation  

What Could Be Wrong with SB 817 Limiting Income Tax to 5.5%

July 16th, 2016 by

What Could Be Wrong with SB 817 Limiting Income Tax to 5.5% Representative Paul Stam July 2016 The 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.” “Tabor” […]

What Do These 24 States have in Common?

July 12th, 2016 by

What do these 24 states have in common? Alabama Arizona Arkansas Georgia Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Michigan Mississippi Montana Nebraska North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma South Carolina South Dakota Texas Tennessee Wisconsin West Virginia Wyoming Utah Each of them has filed suit against the United States of America because of President Obama’s bizarre interpretation […]

Response to OP-ED: Bill of Particulars

July 5th, 2016 by

The “Bill of Particulars” Refuted Gene Nichol, a “Distinguished Professor” at UNC Chapel Hill, recapitulated his published rants against the Governor and the General Assembly on June 25, 2016, in The News and Observer. He refers to actions of the Governor and the General Assembly as “insanity,” “tragic,” “cruel and indefensible,” “Foundational un-American,” “stealing,” “Totalitarianism,” […]

Legends vs. the Truth- HB2

June 6th, 2016 by

Legends vs. the Truth about HB2 By: Rep. Paul Stam, Speaker Pro Tem The narrative of the mass media is that HB 2, (Session Law 2016 – 3, “Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act”) was a big change, an outrageous overreach which denies rights and is unenforceable. Let’s take these 16 legends one by one and […]

Ever Wonder What The Argument About Title 9 and Title 7 Are All About?

May 7th, 2016 by

Read below to see: No Loss of Federal Funding Title 9 Myths & Facts The Impact of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

New Technology, Old Regulations

April 26th, 2016 by

BY: Senator Andy Wells Out in the private sector, things change in the blink of an eye – while government struggles to keep up. And, in fact, government doesn’t have much reason to keep up.  A change in technology may offer the opportunity to save money. The private sector jumps at a bargain. For a […]

Gaming the System: Lottery Ticket Discounting

April 13th, 2016 by

Gaming the System: Lottery Ticket Discounting Read the entire memo here: Lottery Ticket Discounting for Committee April 14 If you heard that one person had won 85-90% of the major-prize-value lottery tickets purchased at a specific convenience store, a red flag would likely go up. If you were then told that this extremely “lucky” person […]

I Want to Help PayPal…

April 13th, 2016 by

I WANT TO HELP PAYPAL Find a Suitable Place of Service On March 16, PayPal announced that it would gladly receive $3.6 million from the state of North Carolina to locate a new facility near Charlotte. Then on April 5th, PayPal President & CEO, Dan Schulman, announced that it would not move to North Carolina […]

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Proposes Increase in Funding for Special Needs Scholarships

April 7th, 2016 by

Raleigh, NC – For the second year in a row, Governor Pat McCrory is proposing as part of his budget to increase funding for Special Needs Scholarships. The Governor is proposing to increase the budget for these scholarships by $5.8M. This will provide funding for approximately 500 new students. Rep. Paul Stam, Speaker Pro Tempore […]

Title IX and the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act

March 30th, 2016 by

Liberal groups have been claiming that North Carolina schools and universities will lose around $4.5 billion in Title IX funding due to SL 2016-3, Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act. This claim is false. Title IX ensures that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, […]

Benefits, Protections & Preferences for Active Military, Veterans, and/or Disabled Veterans

March 29th, 2016 by

Liberal groups have been circulating the claim that SL 2016-3, Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, discriminates against Veterans. CLICK HERE to see a list of benefits, protections, or preferences that the State and federal government offers for active military and veterans.

Follow Up to Deceptive Advertising Presentation

March 17th, 2016 by

Below is a letter that I sent out to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on the NC Lottery following the March 10th committee meeting. Dear Colleagues of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on the NC Lottery, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to address the Lottery Committee on March 10th. I sincerely appreciate the […]

Deceptive Advertising Presentation March 10, 2016

March 9th, 2016 by

Deceptive Advertising in the North Carolina Education Lottery By: Representative Paul Stam Speaker Pro Tem March 10, 2016 Table of Contents: “No Advertising may be Misleading, Deceptive…” “Fools will play the lottery and now if we can attract more fools to play the lottery and they choose that, I’m not sticking a gun to their […]

The Powerball & NC “Education” Lottery

February 11th, 2016 by

Thursday, February 11, 2016, the Staff of the Lottery Commission made a pitch to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on the North Carolina State Lottery to increase lottery advertisement in an effort to increase profits payable to the State. Please see HERE and HERE for some of the negative consequences of this action. For further […]

A Conversation with Rep. Paul Stam on Education

January 22nd, 2016 by

Here is a recent podcast that Rep. Stam did with EducationNC! A true champion for education and a true state man! New podcast: A conversation with Rep. Paul Stam by Alex Granados | January 22, 2016 For the debut of our new podcast EdTalk, I interviewed Rep. Paul Stam, R-Wake. We talked about education policies that came out of […]

Stam Reflects on His Career, Part 1

January 21st, 2016 by

This week, in part one of a two-part series, NC Family president John Rustin talks with Representative Paul “Skip” Stam, who represents the southern portion of Wake County in the N.C. House, about his career as a pro-life attorney and his work in the General Assembly. “Family Policy Matters” Transcript: Stam Reflects On His Career, Part […]

Powerball “Jackpot” at $1.5 Billion

January 12th, 2016 by

Read HERE for my press advisory concerning the powerball jackpot.

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.” […]