1-cent sales tax to expire — Senator Daniel is asking how we feel about this bill. Please make sure you call him in Raleigh soon. Yes, we want this tax to expire. The state needs to live within it’s means. CONTACT INFO at the bottom of the page.
Charter Schools Cap – Education Committee is voting today, so it could be going to the floor soon. Yes, this will create an environment of school choice. If the school it not performing, students leave. The school shuts down. This is the free-market at work.
Voter ID public hearings –
The House Elections Committee is requesting public comments regarding requiring photo ID to vote by 3/15. Public Comment link, http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/RFC/?id=6
Balanced Budget Act 2011 – SB13
Even though SB 13 “Balanced Budget Act of 2011” was initially passed by both N.C. Legislatures, the Governor voted it on 2/22/11. On 3/9/2011, the N.C. Senate overrode the Governor’s veto. It is now before the N.C. House.
Governor Beverly Perdue recent veto of SB 13 “Balanced Budget Act of 2011”. On one hand Governor Perdue advocates a Balanced budget but not if it means furloughing teachers and teacher’s aide. She would rather increase the taxes upon the citizen of North Carolina than increase class sizes by 2 to 5 students.
Governor Beverly Perdue in her attempts to balance the state budget has passed down several state expenses to the counties for handling now (e.g. – School Bus Replacement Cost; workmen’s compensation expense for public and community college employees; and etc.). For being the “Governor of Education” she was quick to abandon the fiscal funding needs of schools systems statewide!
Governor Beverly Perdue recent veto of HB 2 “Protect Health Care Freedom Act”, even though several polls show 55 to 65 percent of North Carolinian are against the current form of Obamacare. She vetoed the bill. That means all of ObamaCare is in effect in NC.
Repeals 25 year ban on state’s coastal erosion control structures. Building of Terminal Groins to stop coastal erosion, but could disrupt other natural coastal evolution. These cost $200 million per year per structure – to protect private homes from beach erosion. This is not the state’s job.
SB75 Promote Electricity Demand Reduction. It offers utilities companies a 5th option to reduce demand. Elect. Co. must first convince customers to install 2-way communication devices giving utilities and consumer access to energy controls in real time. Essentially, this is an end-run around Cap-and-Trade. If Elect. Co. can’t produce enough renewal energy they can purchase power or carbon credits from other renewable energy co.
State Regulations of Greenhouse Gas Emissions SB308 – Environment and Natural Resources Committee will meet – this legislation provides that the state regulates greenhouse gas emissions that are not more stringent that federal regulations. This is another extension of Cap-and-Trade.
HB61 Term Limits – Speaker Thom Tillis. No one shall serve as House Speaker or President Pro Tem Pore of the Senate more than 2 terms.
Governor Bev Perdue, Phone: (800) 662-7952 or (919) 733-2391, Fax: (919) 733-2120 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Starnes (919)-733-5931 Edgar.Starnes@ncleg.net <– Election committee member.
Rep. Philip Frye 919-733-5661 Phillip.Frye@ncleg.net
Senator Daniel (919) 715-7823 Warren.Daniel@ncleg.net