Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina House of Representatives voted 87 to 4 on Friday to remove language from House Bill 1133, “Technical and Other Corrections,” which would have eliminated North Carolina’s Child Fatality Task Force (CFTF). CFTF’s members consist of legislators, doctors, and representatives from commissions and advocacy groups from across the state. Representative […]

N.C. House Passes Clarifying Changes to Special Ed. Scholarships(0)

Raleigh, N.C. – The N.C. House of Representatives passed clarifying changes to the Special Education Scholarships for Children with Disabilities (HB 712) by a vote of 87-26. The Senate passed the bill earlier in the week by a vote of 48-0. It has been sent to the Governor for his signature. After the first semester […]

Lottery Newsletter Spreads Irrelevant Information(0)

The North Carolina Lottery Commission announced on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, record breaking lottery sales: such sales contribute to State education funding.  However, the release provides no context.  This continues the lottery commission’s attempt to burnish its image despite the facts.  An example of such an attempt is the commission’s October 2013 newsletter.  The headline […]

New Building Rules(0)

Ladies and Gentlemen, Attached are the new rules for visiting the North Carolina General Assembly complex. I also attach some of the editorials and articles depicting these rules to be unreasonable or restrictive. The legislative complex welcomes visitors year round except for holidays established by the Office of State Human Resources. During session, the legislative […]

The Logic of Toll Roads(1)

 “Good tax policy decrees that wherever possible a fee for a service should be assessed against those who directly benefit from that service.”[1] Ronald Reagan The Toll Road program is an important tool to be included in the measures for building public infrastructure. Use of Toll Roads can greatly accelerate the implementation of crucial projects. […]

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