Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

Raleigh – Harry Reid’s PAC ads claim that Republicans raised taxes for most North Carolinians. I attribute that nonsense to his poor research team. But I then get somewhat confused when I hear Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue, Senate Minority Whip Josh Stein or Senator Floyd McKissick, Black Caucus Leader claim that Republican Tax Reform [...]


In 2011 hardly a day went by without some reporter or pundit decrying the “abrupt turn to the right” of the North Carolina House and Senate.  These cries of alarm were multiplied in 2013 when, for the first time in 144 years, a Republican Governor met a Republican legislative majority upon his inauguration.  When newspaper [...]

Jane Levring Stam Miner(5)

JANE LEVRING STAM MINER March 11, 1925 – February 3, 2014  I am sad to tell you that my mother, Jane Levring Stam Miner, died yesterday at her home in Chatham County at the age of 88.  She was a devoted servant of Jesus Christ. Those interested in her many exploits can click on the [...]

North Carolina Education Expenditures(0)

Attached is a chart the Fiscal Research Division at the General Assembly put together tracking North Carolina’s Public School and Higher Education Expenditures over the past 8-10 years. For the public schools, it breakdowns the total spent by state, federal, and county funds and uses both current and constant dollars on a per pupil basis. Expenditures [...]

Lottery Newsletter Spreads Irrelevant Information(0)

Raleigh – 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. [...]

Who Really Put a Heavy Tax Burden on the Poor?(0)

Raleigh – I am first confused but then somewhat angry when I hear Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt, Senate Minority Whip Josh Stein or Senator Floyd McKissick, Black Caucus Leader claim that Republican Tax Reform advantages the rich to the detriment of the poor. Attached is the voting record of this trio for their 2009 [...]

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