Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

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N.C. House Passes Clarifying Changes to Special Ed. Scholarships(0)

Raleigh, N.C. – The N.C. House of Representatives passed clarifying changes to the Special Education Scholarships for Children with Disabilities (HB 712) by a vote of 87-26. The Senate passed the bill earlier in the week by a vote of 48-0. It has been sent to the Governor for his signature. After the first semester […]

The Logic of Toll Roads(1)

 “Good tax policy decrees that wherever possible a fee for a service should be assessed against those who directly benefit from that service.”[1] Ronald Reagan The Toll Road program is an important tool to be included in the measures for building public infrastructure. Use of Toll Roads can greatly accelerate the implementation of crucial projects. […]

UNC-TV: NC Rep. Paul Stam on the Honest Lottery Act(0)

Eugenics in North Carolina(1)

Included below are portions of the longer essay “Eugenics in North Carolina.” For the full essay with citations please click here. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Today the thought of sterilizing someone against his or her will seems preposterous. How then was such a practice endorsed in the early [twentieth] century by so many well-known and well-respected philanthropists like the Rockefellers, […]

NC Supreme Court Lifts the Injunction on the Opportunity Scholarship Program(0)

Raleigh, N.C. — On May 14, the North Carolina Supreme Court granted the parents’ request to stay the preliminary injunction of the Opportunity Scholarship Program. This is wonderful news for all of the families that applied for the scholarships. Before the program was enjoined, the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) received over 5,500 […]

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 […]