Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

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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 [...]

More Crazy Attacks on Opportunity Scholarships(0)

Raleigh – Last week saw three attacks on North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarships. These scholarships provide $4,200 for low-income parents who choose private over public education. For a complete description of that program please see my PowerPoint and Misconceptions. First, on December 9, 2013 the NCAE and the left-wing NC Justice Center filed suit to stop [...]

Legal Rights of Unborn Children in NC – Revised November 2013(2)

Legal Rights of Unborn Children in North Carolina By: Paul Stam, Representative of the 37th District Revised November 2013 Abortion and Cloning Law in North Carolina The first section summarizes the current legal rights of unborn children in North Carolina. The second section is the history of the way that legal rights of unborn children [...]

Article: The Removal of Special Superior Court Judges(0)

Below is the introduction to my 2013 article, “Removal of Special Superior Court Judges: An Assault on Separation of Powers.” For the full article please click here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I. Introduction A recent proposal to remove nearly all of the sitting Special Superior Court Judges inspired debate on the constitutionality of the move.  Removing judges [...]

Rep. Stam’s Bills: Long Session 2013-2014(0)

Ever wonder what really goes on at the Assembly? Ever want to read the bills that the press is talking about. You might be interested in the official records of the bills that I was most involved with during the 2013 Session (a link is provided below). You will be surprised at how many bills are passed with a [...]

What Happened During the 2013 Session?(0)

Balanced the budget for the third straight year without a tax increase. Enacted historic tax reform that provides tax relief to almost everybody. The education budget is a slight increase over last year.  It gives flexibility to local school districts in spending state funds. Overhauled our election laws to require a photo ID to vote.  [...]

State Education Spending: The Facts(0)

From the Office of Representative Tim Moffit North Carolina House of Representatives We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the Republican-passed budget: “They’re going to decimate the whole public education system in this state!” and “This proposed budget will set back this state 25 years!” and “Cuts near this magnitude will dramatically eviscerate the ability [...]

2013 Long Session Update(0)

The General Assembly has just concluded its 2013 “Long Session.”  We will not be back in Raleigh until May 14, 2014 for a “Short Session.”  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 do: Budget and Taxes:  For [...]

NC General Assembly Passes Children with Disabilities Scholarship Grants(0)

Raleigh, N.C. – On Monday, the House concurred with HB 269, “Children with Disabilities Scholarships Grants,” by a vote of 90-21. The primary sponsors of the bill are Representatives Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe), Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford), Bert Jones (R-Rockingham), and Paul Stam (R-Wake). It has been sent to the Governor for his signature. HB 269 replaces [...]

Health and Safety Law Changes Passes NC House(1)

Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Bill 353, “Health and Safety Law Changes,” passed the House by a vote of 74-41. The bill modifies laws pertaining to abortion. The abortion provisions were added to SB 353 from HB 695 and amended to address the concerns of Secretary Wos of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). [...]

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