Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

Post archive for ‘Press Releases’

May 2015 Legislative Update(0)

May 28, 2015 Friends, Much has happened since I last wrote to you on April 17, 2015. Praise God! The prolife bill HB 465 passed the House 74 to 45. It increases waiting periods after informed consent has been obtained from 24 hours to 72 hours. In contrast a Medicaid sterilization requires a 30 day […]

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 […]

NC House Passes 72 Hour Waiting Period 74-45(0)

                 From the Office of Rep. Jacqueline M. Schaffer House of Representatives District 105 — Mecklenburg County  PRESS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 — RALEIGH – House Bill 465: 72 Hours Informed Consent by Person or Phone passed the House by a vote of 74 – 45. While the bill improves data collection […]

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. […]

The Roots of the Eugenics Movement(0)

Eugenics in North Carolina By: Rep. Paul Stam and Amy O’Neal[1] August 13, 2014   The Roots of the Eugenics Movement Today the thought of sterilizing someone against his or her will seems preposterous. However, such a practice was endorsed in the early 20th century by many well-known and well-respected philanthropists like the Rockefellers, the […]

My Response to Outrageous Accusations Against Republicans(1)

October 17, 2014 Outrageous Op-Ed by UNC Professor On October 16, 2014 Gene Nichol, who identifies himself as the “Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor at the UNC School of Law,” published in the News & Observer his latest blast at Republicans.  While he claims to “not speak for UNC” he is paid by UNC an annual […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]