Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

Post archive for ‘Press Releases’

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 […]

2014 “Short Session” Update(2)

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: While the budget has been finalized, the General Assembly still has more business to take up in 2014. We will be back in Raleigh on November 17th for a […]

North Carolina House Votes to Preserve the Child Fatality Task Force(1)

Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina House of Representatives voted 87 to 4 on Friday to remove language from House Bill 1133, “Technical and Other Corrections,” which would have eliminated North Carolina’s Child Fatality Task Force (CFTF). CFTF’s members consist of legislators, doctors, and representatives from commissions and advocacy groups from across the state. Representative […]

New Building Rules(0)

Ladies and Gentlemen, Attached are the new rules for visiting the North Carolina General Assembly complex. I also attach some of the editorials and articles depicting these rules to be unreasonable or restrictive. The legislative complex welcomes visitors year round except for holidays established by the Office of State Human Resources. During session, the legislative […]

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. […]