Medicaid Shortfall and Fix

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Last June, we passed a two-year bipartisan budget that filled a $2.5 billion deficit, cut taxes, reduced government spending by $1 billion, and reformed public education. We made tough but responsible decisions, and as a result, our budget is in good shape. State agencies are spending within the confines of what was budgeted except for one: The Department of Health … Read More

Wesley Meredith files for re-election

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Senator Wesley Meredith has filed for his re-election of the North Carolina Senate seat of District 19. He faces no primary challenger in the Republican Party but will face George Tatum in the general election. Please continue your support of Wesley throughout this campaign and continue to have an effective leader of Cumberland County.

Civitas Reports Truth on Education Numbers

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The Civitas Institute recently reported on the truth behind the education numbers from the budget last year. The Democratic claims of thousands of teachers who would lose their jobs has been proven unfounded. The article, which can be read here, does an excellent job of outlining how a lack of federal funding is the reason to blame for most jobs … Read More

Sen. Meredith Congratulates Baldwin Elem. Honors Students

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Click Here to read the article on the Cumberland County Schools Page. Prior to winter break, Sen. Meredith visited Baldwin Elementary to present honors awards to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Senator Meredith is proud of the young students who worked so hard to be successful in the classroom.

Gov. Perdue To Not Seek Reelection

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Yesterday, Governor Beverly Perdue announced that she will not be running for reelection. The news comes on the heels of her refusal to debate Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger about her desire to raise North Carolina taxes by $750 million. Gov. Perdue was out of touch with what North Carolina citizens wanted or needed in this economy. Raising taxes … Read More

Perdue Back at it… Proposes $750 Million Tax Increase

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Raleigh, N.C. – Gov. Beverly Perdue proposed a $750 million tax hike – her first of the new year. It ups the ante on probable primary opponent Rep. Bill Faison, who proposed a mere $700 million in new taxes a few short months ago. “Obviously, Gov. Perdue’s attempt to nip this economic recovery in the bud is dead on arrival … Read More

Senate Overrides Perdue’s Effort to Ban Death Penalty

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On Wednesday, January 4, the North Carolina Senate voted to override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s Veto of reforms to the Racial Justice Act that ensure death row inmates are never eligible for parole. The Racial Justice Act has served as a back door ban on the death penalty in North Carolina. Nearly all death row inmates, regardless or race, are appealing … Read More

Reflections on Veteran’s Day

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Today we honor the bravest men and women our county has ever known: our veterans. Life in the military is not an easy one. Milestones big and small are missed. From the first words and the home run hit, to birthdays and graduations; these are moments that can never be recreated. Tom Brokaw called those who served in World War … Read More

Marriage Amendment to be Brought to Voters

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Raleigh, NC: The North Carolina Senate on Tuesday passed a measure that will put before voters a constitutional amendment defining marriage. The amendment will go on the primary ballot in May of 2012. This is about democracy – letting North Carolina citizens, not judges, set public policy. There are thousands of North Carolinians, both for and against the marriage amendment, … Read More

Woman’s Right to Know becomes law after Senate veto override

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A bill that will inform and protect women grappling with unplanned pregnancies became law Thursday when the North Carolina Senate overrode Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto. House Bill 854, The Woman’s Right to Know Act, requires a 24-hour waiting period for women considering abortions and ensures they receive information from doctors about adoption and other alternatives. Numerous states have similar laws. … Read More