Legislative Activity

 

Women’s Right to Know Act Embodies “Pro-Choice” Mentality

No one can call themselves “pro-choice” and “pro-woman” and stand in opposition to the Women’s Right to Know Act (House bill 854).  This piece of legislation requires that women receive a consultation with a doctor, are given information on alternatives to abortion, offered an ultrasound, and given a 24-hour waiting…

 

Tort Reform Not Forgotten in Historic Legislative Session

The General Assembly worked tirelessly throughout the 2011 legislative session to push through hundreds of bills aimed at dismantling the old liberal guard.  In the area of tort reform, several significant legislative improvements were offered with bi-partisan support.  Two of the bills, HB 542, “Tort Reform for Citizens and Business”…

 

Session Gains Ground on Family Issues

The 2011 legislative session was marked by a significant amount of pro-life and pro-family legislation. The most contested of these was HB 854, the “Women’s Right to Know Act,”which would have required that women be completely informed of all alternatives to abortion, offered an ultrasound, and given a 24-hour waiting…

 

Second Amendment Gets a Fresh Look in 2011 Session

The past legislative session has been a historic victory for Second Amendment rights.  Since claiming both chambers in the North Carolina General Assembly for the first time in over a hundred years, Republicans have made significant Second Amendment advances.  Several bills have been introduced in the legislature and the most…

 

Immigration Reform Long Time in Coming, Long Ways to Go

  While not on the Republican’s “100 Days” 10-point legislative agenda when they swept the General Assembly in November, immigration reform still proved to be a major issue in both the House and Senate. In between heated legislative battles over subjects ranging from taxes to tanning beds, several bills were…

 

Session Filled With Steps – And Missteps – to Redirect and Reshape Public Education

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate for the first time in over 100 years, the recently-completed legislative session marks a new period in North Carolina political history. Last November, conservative themes of accountability, expanding educational freedom, and local control helped to propel many candidates to victory. Soon after…

 

2011 Redistricting is a Process

Since April 2011, the Joint House and Senate Redistricting Committee has held 37 public hearings in 36 counties across North Carolina.  Hundreds of North Carolinians have been given the opportunity to have their voices heard at the public hearings and online via the General Assembly website. The Joint Redistricting Committee…

 

Lawmakers Perform Healthcare Reconstructive Surgery

For the first time in over 140 years, Republicans are leading both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly.  They came in with a comprehensive list of legislative goals, hoping to overturn and roll back some of the more burdensome policies of the liberal regime. Within their extensive legislative agenda,…

 

Legislature Imposes New Hurdles for Involuntary Annexations

Property owners now have a method of fighting involuntary annexation under the “Annexation Reform Act of 2011″ (HB845) passed by the General Assembly. The primary sponsor of the bill, Representative Steve LaRoque (R-Lenoir) reached a compromise with Democrats and the League of Municipalities that stopped short of a complete annexation…

 

GOP: Makes Good on Promises, More

The sun has set on North Carolina’s 2011 long session in the General Assembly, but pundits, analysts, and news media are still digesting the sweeping changes brought to the state in these few brief months. 2011 was destined to be a historic year for North Carolina since the last vote…

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