Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

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Party Platform Comparisons – Not a Dime’s Worth of Difference?(0)

Every year I prepare a comparison of NCGOP and NCDEM Party Platforms. I have provided the key points on the attached document. 2015 Party Platform Comparison The full platforms can be found at the following places: I hope you find this information useful. Rep. Paul Stam

What the Highway Safety/Citizens Protection Act would really do…(0)

What the Highway Safety / Citizens Protection Act will do:  Truth from Facts – June 11, 2015 – Let’s study HB 328 together. In addition to the bill, the staff committee summary is helpful. 300,000 – 400,000 North Carolinians are victims of identity theft each year. Counterfeiting of documents for identification wreaks havoc on lives, […]

The True Rate Cut on Sales Tax and the Calculations(0)

May 1, 2015 The People’s Forum PO Box 191 Raleigh, NC 27602   Letter to the Editor – News and Observer RE:  Tax Rate Cut Editor:   In reference to “Stam’s Omissions” April 30, 2015, your correspondents and others may appreciate more facts on state sales tax rate relief. On July 1, 2011 the reduction in […]

The April Report(0)

April 17, 2015  Friends, Much has happened since I last wrote you on the Ides of March. The General Assembly passed and the Governor signed Senate Bill 20 which stabilizes the gas tax for the rest of the year at $.36 /gallon. This is a temporary tax rate decrease followed by a temporary tax rate increase followed […]

Revenue Shortfall?? Not so fast…(2)

February 19th, 2015 RALEIGH – We read numerous editorials decrying the revenue “shortfall” this year.  This is always coupled with complaints about particular tax rate cuts from the historic 2013 tax reform.  But there is no “shortfall” in revenue. The cautious conservative “consensus” revenue forecast for the general fund for FY 2014 -15 is $20,730,100,000. […]

Indian Gaming Resources(0)

Below you will find the 2011 Tribal-State Compact, the Addendum to the 2011 Compact, and transcriptions of the House and Senate debates of Session Law 2012-6, “An Act to Authorize Additional Class III Gambling on Indian Lands Pursuant to a Tribal-State Gaming Compact, to Create the Indian Gaming Education Revenue Fund, and to Appropriate Funds.” I […]

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 […]


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