Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

Post archive for ‘Issues’

Setting the Record Straight on Privilege Taxes(0)

October 29, 2014  Leaders of Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay Varina: Re:       Privilege Taxes/Fiscal Impact You may have read in Monday’s News and Observer the article entitled “Privilege Tax Repeal Could Cause Property-Tax Hike in Raleigh”.  The link is attached here. The General Assembly took several measures in 2013/2014 that affect revenues for cities and […]

Dear Editor: A letter to the editor from Rep. Stam(1)

Friends, Please take a moment a read my Letter to the Editor that I sent on Friday, October 10th. It is important to know the facts. Letter to the Editor   October 10, 2014 Dear Editor:   Yesterday I received mail from the NC Democratic Party.  While the mailer was directed against Speaker Thom Tillis, […]

A Closer Look at Pro-Life Legislation in N.C. and its Impact on Abortions(1)

Legislation has consequences. While there are many factors involved, it is difficult to say what action caused these results, but cumulatively this is what happened. Reported abortions have seen approximately a 25% reduction since 2010. With legislation put in place in 2011 and 2013, I felt a closer look at this topic was important. To […]

Information Regarding Opportunity and Special Education Scholarships(0)

For anyone interested in learning more about the opportunity scholarship grants or the special education scholarships for children with disabilities, I have listed below a link to my website that has powerpoints that provide information for parents and school administrators to help understand the process: Opportunity and Special Education Scholarship Powerpoints Please contact me at Paul.stam@ncleg.net […]

Rep. Paul Stam discusses the benefits of school choice for North Carolina(0)

Click here to watch the clip. Rep. Paul Stam speaking about potential benefits of school choice for public and private schools in North Carolina, at the July 31, 2014 Friedman Legacy Freedom Lecture at the John Locke Foundation office in Raleigh.  

2014 “Short Session” Update(0)

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?(2)

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 […]

Stam’s Bills 2013-2014(0)

Updated September 23, 2014 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 […]

Why Voters Should Support the Constitutional Amendment Allowing Criminal Defendants to Waive a Jury and be tried by a Superior Court Judge(0)

Revised October 16, 2014 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 it will amend the North Carolina Constitution to provide that an accused may, with the consent of the judge, waive the right […]