Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

Revised August 28, 2014 This was the first session in 144 years that a Republican Governor had a Republican majority in the General Assembly. We had a lot to accomplish before adjourning for the year. Budget and Taxes:   For the fourth straight year we were able to balance the budget without raising tax rates. The […]

What Happened During the 2014 Session?(0)

1. Balanced the budget for the fourth straight year without a tax increase (Appropriations Act of 2014,(SB 744)). 2. Provided the largest overall teacher pay raise in nine years by giving public school educators an average 6.92% raise (Appropriations Act of 2014, (SB 744)). 3. Funded a $1000 pay raise (plus benefits and 5 extra […]

The 2014 Dispute over Lottery Advertising Raises Some Eyebrows(0)

Raleigh, NC — During the budget development process, the House proposed to double the quantity of Lottery advertising (from 1% to 2% of revenue), but add the restrictions the House had passed 99-12 in the Honest Lottery Act (HB 156). The Senate Appropriations Committee met on June 12, 2014 to discuss lottery advertising. To continue […]

Eugenics in NC(0)

This post contains only portions of the full article without citations, for the full article click here. Today the thought of sterilizing someone against his or her will seems preposterous. However, such a practice was endorsed in the early 20th century by many well-known and well-respected philanthropists like the Rockefellers, the Carnegies, the Kelloggs, and […]

Stam’s Bills 2013-2014(0)

At the end of every session I compile a list of bills that I sponsored (or that I managed) in order to see what happened.  Many times a bill that is blocked in one way progresses or becomes law in another measure.  That is part of the legislative process.  If you have questions about any […]

Why Voters Should Support the Constitutional Amendment for Criminal Defendants to Waive Jury Trials(0)

Raleigh, NC—During the 2013 Long Session the North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 399, “Criminal Defendant May Waive Jury Trial.” If approved on November 4, 2014 the legislation will amend the North Carolina Constitution to provide that an accused person may waive the right to a jury trial and be tried by a Superior […]

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